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Category Archives: Public Policy

Teaming Up for Maximum Impact

By Debbie Rauen, Legendary Hills Communications Christine Varela is chair of the Public Policy Council of Greater Spokane Inc., a position she has held for three years. She is a partner in DH, a public relations, advertising and branding agency. … Read more

Olympia Fly-In Recap

By Cara Coon, Public Affairs Director There is an energy about advocacy, meeting with lawmakers who are elected to make sound decisions on behalf of their constituents. GSI held its annual 2019 Olympia Fly-In on January 23-24, traveling with nearly … Read more

What is Greater Voice?

By Cara Coon, Public Affairs Director In the truest sense of the word, advocacy is defined as influencing a decision within political, economic and social systems or institutions. To be able to influence decisions at the local, state or federal … Read more

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2019 State Legislative Priority Agenda

  We introduced our 2019 State Legislative Priority Agenda at the Legislative Forum event last week. The State Agenda represents projects and priorities for the entire Spokane region and helps us have a greater, more unified voice. We will be … Read more

Greater Spokane Inc. Opposes Carbon Fee Initiative 1631

(SPOKANE, Wash.) –Greater Spokane Inc.’s (GSI) Board of Trustees voted this week to oppose Initiative 1631, which seeks to impose a new carbon emissions fee. I-1631 would establish an escalating fee on carbon emissions starting at $15 per metric ton, … Read more

2018-2019 Legislative Agenda Process

  GSI has kicked off its 2018-2019 legislative agenda development process. Through the month of September, GSI will solicit legislative and funding requests for our State Priority Agenda. The Public Policy Council will review submissions at their quarterly meeting on … Read more

Letter to The City Council

August 16, 2018 The Honorable Mayor David Condon The Honorable City Council President Ben Stuckart The Honorable Members of the Spokane City Council Spokane City Hall 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Spokane, WA 99201   Re: 100% Renewable energy requirement … Read more

Another Successful D.C.Fly-in in the Books

The 2018 Joint Chambers DC Fly-in saw 52 business, civic, non-profit, and education leaders descend on Washington, DC to advocate on behalf of the region. The GSI 2018 Federal Legislative Priority Agenda seeks to advance items supporting business climate, education, … Read more

D.C. Fly-In Agenda – Business leaders advocate for the Spokane region in Washington, D.C.

Greater Spokane Incorporated will lead a delegation of more than 50 area business, education and community leaders to Washington, D.C. April 24-26 to advocate on behalf of our region.   The group’s focus this year includes enhancing our local business … Read more

Spokane business leaders to advocate for our region at nation’s capital

Each year, Spokane regional business, education, and community leaders travel to Washington, D.C. to meet with our state’s elected officials and staff at the federal level, to help advance our region’s policy priorities and issues that impact your business. The … Read more