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Eight apply for city of Spokane Valley appointments




Six community members applied to fill two openings on Spokane Valley's Planning Commission, and two more applied for two openings on the City's Lodging Tax Advisory Committee.
The two applicants for the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee are both incumbents who are seeking reappointment. They include Jeff Fiman, regional manager for Sterling Hospitality/Quality Inn Valley Suites, who served on the committee in 2004/2005 and in 2012/2013, and Herman Meier, a board member of the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum, who was new to the committee in 2013.
The six who applied for the two openings on the Planning Commission include:

  • Frederick Cronkhite, a former teacher who has lived in Spokane Valley for 34 years;
  • Jim Hunt, an executive recruiter and eight-year resident of the city;
  • Scott R. Keith, a self-employed consultant and resident of two months;
  • Chris Sneider, a civil/geotechnical engineer, and Spokane Valley resident for a year and a half;
  • Joseph Stoy (incumbent), a 30-year resident and design manager; and
  • Sam P. Wood, an appraiser and resident of the city for 16 years.

Appointments to the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee and the Planning Commission are made by the mayor and confirmed by the City Council. Lodging Tax Committee appointments are for one or two year terms. Appointments to the Planning Commission are for three years.
Committee members and commissioners are appointed without regard to political affiliation and are not compensated for their service.
Appointments are scheduled to be made at the Tuesday, Dec. 17, council meeting, which is also the last council meeting of the year. Community members are welcome to attend.

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