the third annual

spokane citizen hall of fame!

Thank you! The nomination process is now closed.

The 2017 finalists and their categories are listed below:

Arts and Letters
David Dutton
Lupito Flores
Moritz Kundig
Tom Armitage
Randy James
Luisa Orellana
Economic Development and Business
Dave Clack
Betsy Cowles
Tim Welsh
Innovation and Leadership
Lewis Lee
Paul Redmond
Tom Simpson
Public Service and Philanthropy
Lindy Cater
Pastor Alan Eschenbacher
Jim Sheehan
Science Health and Medicine
Dr. Deb Harper
Dr. Darryl Potyk
Dr. George Schneider

If you are interested in attending the 2017 Citizen Hall of Fame Breakfast on May 2nd, please purchase your tickets by clicking the link below.



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