February updates from the Emerson-Garfield Neighborhood Council
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This month's neighborhood updates
Our February newsletter is hot on the heels of our January installment. We're not featuring a photo this month because there are quite a few items of interest to pack in — not to mention plenty of smiling faces awaiting you at the end!

There's a Traffic-Calming Workshop tonight (February 3) starting at 5:30pm at the West Central Community Center. If you know of a trouble spot—a dangerous pedestrian crossing, for instance, or a street where drivers routinely ignore the speed limit—this is the place to go to learn what can be done and exactly how to do it. In March, neighborhood councils across Spokane will be taking these traffic-calming proposals and recommending the top ones to the City for consideration.

Speaking of which: The Emerson-Garfield Neighborhood Council is back in full swing after its customary January hiatus. It meets one week from now on Wednesday, February 10 from 6 to 7:30pm at the Corbin Senior Center. Anyone with an interest in what's happening around the neighborhood is invited to attend.

At this month's meeting, Patrick Striker will be talking about crime prevention and what the future holds for Spokane COPS. And Jonathan Mallahan, the City's Community and Neighborhood Services Division Director, will address what the recent reorganization at City Hall means for neighborhoods like ours. We met the initial announcement with some skepticism, but we've since heard some sound reasoning for the benefits of the reshuffle.

The EGNC meeting will also cover what we've learned over the past two months about the new Neighborhood Notification process, discuss priorities for 2016, and start putting things in place for events like the Concerts in the Park and the Emerson-Garfield Farmers' Market.

On that last note, the farmers' market is still looking for volunteers to help out before and during the upcoming market season. (Even KXLY was kind enough to help spread the word!) You don't need any particular skills or experience – just a spare hour or two and a desire to be a part of this community-oriented market. If you're thinking about stepping up, now is the time to get in touch. Without additional volunteers, the market simply can't happen.

Before we close, we'd like to remind you that Emerson-Garfield has dedicated representatives on several committees, advisory panels, and other groups throughout Spokane. They serve as our neighborhood voice at the city level. If you'd like to find out more or speak your mind about a particular issue, we encourage you to reach out to the appropriate rep – so please take some time to meet them below!

Meet Your Neighborhood Reps

Barb Biles

Land Use Committee

Barb has lived in Emerson-Garfield since 1999. She works for Riverside School District in Chattaroy as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. Having served as the neighborhood's representative on the Land Use Committee for some time, she has recently been elected to its executive committee. She loves this neighborhood and enjoy being a part of the revitalization of such an important part of Spokane! Send her an e-mail with any questions on land use.

Jay Cousins

Community Assembly

A longtime Emerson-Garfield resident and advocate, Jay serves on the Community Assembly (CA), a committee of representatives who discuss issues common to all Spokane neighborhoods and address them in an advisory capacity at the City. Please e-mail him with any questions you might have.

Carlie Hoffman

PeTT Committee

Carlie has lived in Emerson-Garfield since May 2014. She is a Library Services Manager for Spokane County Library District. She serves on the Pedestrian, Traffic and Transportation Committee (PeTT) of the Community Assembly. She loves living so near to downtown and looks forward to all of the exciting improvements coming to our neighborhood. You can e-mail her with questions.

Megan Kennedy

WQTIF Committee

Megan has been an Emerson-Garfield resident since 2009, and along with her husband owns Rogue Heart Media, a photography and video production studio on North Monroe. Megan served as Vice Chair of the Emerson-Garfield Neighborhood Council for two years before becoming the E-G representative on the West Quadrant Tax Increment Financing Committee. Feel free to e-mail her with suggestions for potential WQTIF projects.

Jonathan Martinez

Public Safety Committee

Jonathan serves on the Long-Term Rental Stakeholder Group, which is an initiative of the CA's Public Safety Committee. He can be reached via e-mail if you have questions or concerns about rental housing issues or neighborhood-related public safety issues in general.

Bri Musser

Neighborhood Notification

Bri has lived in Emerson-Garfield for over ten years and has been involved in the neighborhood council for about eight. She's worked as an interior designer at Design Source, Inc. here in Spokane for almost four years. At the end of September, she and her husband Dave opened Bellwether Brewing on North Monroe to create a community gathering space in Emerson-Garfield. She's excited to see the revitalization of North Monroe and the continued growth of this community!

Tim Musser

Community Development

Tim has lived in the Emerson-Garfield neighborhood with his wife Lois since 2008. He manages property in E-G and is a representative on the CA's Community Development committee. He and Lois are involved in the Emerson Community Garden and also have a booth at the Emerson-Garfield Farmers' Market. They are involved in this neighborhood with the purpose of developing community relationships.

Upcoming Events

Traffic-Calming Workshop
5:30-7pm, West Central CC

Comprehensive Plan Amendment Process Wrksp.
6:30-8pm, Browne Elemtry.

Meet the new City Planning Dept. Director, Lisa Keys
5-5:30pm, City Hall

Community Assembly
5:30-7:30pm, City Hall

Public Safety Committee
3:30pm, YMCA Corp. Bldg.

Identity Theft Workshop
6:30-7:30pm, COPS West

E-G N'hood Council
6-7:30pm, Corbin Sr. Ctr.

Murder Mystery Dinner
11:30am, Corbin Sr. Ctr.

Land Use Committee
5-6:30pm, West Central CC

Building Stronger N'hoods
12-1pm, Sinto Sr. Center

PeTT Committee
6-7:30pm, West Central CC

Comprehensive Plan Amendment Process Wrksp.
6:30-8pm, Salk Middle Schl.

Public Safety Committee
3:30pm, YMCA Corp. Bldg.

Community Development
5:30-7pm, West Central CC

Movin' and Groovin' Fair
8am-2pm, Corbin Sr. Ctr.

Is your neighborhood event missing from this list? Be sure to drop us a line and remind us to include it!

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