Third Annual Citizen Hall of Fame Finalists Announced

Spokane, WA— The Spokane Public Library Foundation, in partnership with the City of Spokane and Spokane Public Library, announces the 3rd Annual Citizen Hall of Fame finalists.There are three finalists in six different categories chosen from more than 140 public nominations. At the event on May 2nd, one winner will be chosen in each category to be inducted into Spokane Citizen’s Hall of Fame. Here are the finalists and their categories:

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

In the upcoming weeks, the library foundation will also announce the historic hall of fame winners whom will be honored at the event along with the first recipient of the Elson S. Floyd Community Impact Award.The Spokane Citizen Hall of Fame recognizes individuals in the City of Spokane for their achievement in one of six categories while providing an opportunity to raise funds for the Spokane Public Library. The Spokane Public Library, as one of the centers of the community, is a resource to the citizens of Spokane and provides the tools and resources to enhance the lives of all citizens. The library is a valuable resource which provides access to experts, curators, and navigators of knowledge for our city and as such, nurtures outstanding citizens. Together, we want to honor these outstanding citizens who make Spokane great.

Citizens will be honored for their achievements in the following categories:

  1. Arts and Letters: For activities that enhance and support the artistic/cultural and literary life and well-being of the community
  2. Economic Development and Business: For entrepreneurial activity or significant contributions toward the economic betterment of Spokane
  3. Education: For enriching and inspiring lifelong learning in our community
  4. Innovation and Leadership: For activities that cultivate strong innovation and leadership city-wide
  5. Public Service and Philanthropy: For exemplary voluntary and public service activities that benefit the community
  6. Science, Health, and Medicine: For individuals who have made significant contributions in the area of science or medicine