We had more than 130 nominations from our public nomination process. The Library Foundation and the City of Spokane is very grateful to everyone who submitted these nominees in six categories and many of them were also nominated in multiple categories.

An awards breakfast will be held Thursday, April 14, 2016 from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the Davenport Hotel to announce the 2016 Citizen Hall of Fame inductees. We hope to see you there!

2016 Spokane Citizen Impact Award

2016 Historic Nominees

  • Father Joseph Cataldo (1837 – 1928)
  • James Chase (1914 – 1987) and Eleanor Barrow Chase (1918 – 2002)
  • Francis Cook (1851 – 1920)
  • Bing Crosby (1903 – 1977)
  • Carl Maxey (1922 – 1997)

2016 Winners

Arts and Letters

  • Jess Walter

Education

  • Patrick Jones

Economic Development and Business

  • Stacey Cowles

Innovation and Leadership

  • Dr. Darin Neven

Public Service and Philanthropy

  • Jeanne Ager

Science Health and Medicine

  • Dr. Alan Hendrickson

Visit the Spokane Citizen Hall of Fame


2015 Inductees

  • Chief Spokan Garry
  • Daniel Oliver
  • King Cole
  • May Arkwright Hutton
  • Thomas Foley
  • Vicki McNeill
  • Harold Balazs
  • Gordon Budke
  • Gary Livingston
  • Donald Kardong
  • Dr. Elizabeth Welty
  • Peg Hopkins

2015 Honorable Mentions

Arts and Letters
 

  • Moritz Kundig
  • Jess Walter

Economic Development and Business

  • Ned M. Barnes
  • Walt Worthy

Education
 

  • William P. Robinson
  • John P. Rodkey

Innovation and Leadership

  • Marion Moos
  • Wendell Satre

Public Service and Philanthropy

  • Jeanne Ager
  • Russ Nobbs

Science, Health and Medicine

  • Mary Higgins (Driscoll)
  • Katherine R. Tuttle