Welcome to Spokane County
Throughout Spokane County trees are budding, flowers blooming, and the weather can surprise you at a moment's notice. That's part of living in the Inland Northwest and we love it here! Spokane County offers urban amenities like great restaurants and boutique shopping, combined with a friendly hometown welcome - so come and explore the heart of the Inland Northwest, Spokane County!
Plenty to do this Weekend!!!
This is a big weekend in Spokane County and it starts early on Friday night, April 24th with SCRAPS annual "Reigning Cats and Dogs" chocolate gala and auction! Also beginning on Friday, it's Custer's annual Spring Antiques Show at the Fair and Expo Center.
On Saturday, April 25th a river of pink will wind its way through downtown Spokane as hundreds of participants "Race for the Cure".
Saturday is also the official start of the fishing season, so make sure you have a current boat license.
Wait...there's more! On Saturday, the Master Gardeners will hold their annual Garden Fair and Plant Sale at Cooperative Extension (222 N. Havana, Spokane Valley), and don't miss the Arbor Day Celebration and Compost Fair at Finch Arboretum (3404 W. Woodland Blvd.) from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Spokane County Golf Courses Enjoying Great Season!
Thanks to a mild winter and early spring, all three Spokane County Golf Courses will open for the 2015 season on Friday, March 6th!
Hangman Valley Golf Course (509-448-1212)
18-hole, par 72 championship public municipal golf course located along beautiful meandering Latah Creek. Hangman Valley is a challenging and enjoyable test for golfers of all skill levels. It features well-bunkered greens and Latah Creek which comes into play on 7 holes. With wide fairways, you can launch your tee shots which makes the course fun to play. A well-marked course, you should be able to use every club in your bag for an enjoyable round of golf.
Hangman Valley is proud to be GolfWest magazine's featured Washington golf course.
Liberty Lake Golf Course (509-255-6233)
18-hole newly remodeled championship public municipal golf course located in the beautiful City of Liberty Lake, Washington (18 miles east of downtown Spokane). The $6 million renovated facility boasts a 6607 yard par 70 layout and is an exciting challenge for all skill levels. Liberty Lake utilizes a grass tee driving range with targets and yardage indicators. Separate chipping and putting areas allow players to hone their short game skills. Come experience Spokane County’s newest golfing gem.
MeadowWood Golf Course (509-255-9539)
18-hole, par 72 championship public municipal golf course located in the City of Liberty Lake, Washington (18 miles east of downtown Spokane). MeadowWood is a Robert Muir Graves-designed, links style golf course. MeadowWood is mainly an open course with strategically placed trees, bunkers, and water features. With a varying set of tees, it can be enjoyed by golfers of all skill levels. In 1996, Golf Digest ranked MeadowWood “One of the Top 10 Best Public Golf Courses in the State of Washington”.
Tournament Winner Wows County Leaders!
Those who saw Hannah Agwunobi compete in the inaugural George Nethercutt Foundation Civics Tournament last year, saw a fourth grade competitor who brought a sense of drive and confidence to the stage and left a civics champion! Hannah was awarded a $1,500 scholarship and the promise of a day spent with former U.S. Congressman George Nethercutt. Hannah, an aspiring engineer, learned about county government earlier this month, while taking a tour of the historic Courthouse building with County Commissioner Shelly O'Quinn.
(Pictured left to right - Mrs. Agwunobi, County Commissioner Shelly O'Quinn, Facilities Director Ron Oscarson, Hannah Agwunobi, former 5th Dist. Congressman George Nethercutt.)
County, Cities and Partners Offer Businesses Help to Find Space 'Select Spokane' Offers City Selection, Data for FREE!
The latest release of ‘Select Spokane’ is now live, offering free services for businesses looking to open a facility in the Spokane area. This online tool simplifies the process by providing access to real estate sites and business data.
Select Spokane gathers the economic, planning, infrastructure, geographic, and demographic information sought by businesses looking to relocate or expand into a 'one stop shop' portal on the web. The tool allows site selectors, local entrepreneurs and business people instant access to current site selection data on local communities in the Spokane County region, including information on:
* Commercial Real Estate Offerings
* Consumer Spending
* Available Work Force
* Existing businesses and potential competitors
Built on Google Maps technology, Select Spokane provides dynamic mapping capabilities, including the ability to zoom in/out, identify information and view geographic "layers" of information, such as incentive zones, airports, universities, railroads, and zoning.
The online tool is not just for businesses looking to buy or lease. The website also allows brokers to list available commercial and industrial property.
The Select Spokane website is managed by public and private entities including Spokane County, the cities of Spokane and Spokane Valley, Avista Utilities, and Greater Spokane Incorporated. The site is designed to assist businesses considering Spokane County in location decisions.
About the Spokane Regional Site Selector Consortium: The consortium is an open group of public and private organizations in eastern Washington committed to supporting the Spokane Regional Site Selector. As an open consortium, it can be expanded to include new members. Current consortium members are Spokane County, City of Spokane, City of Spokane Valley, City of Liberty Lake, City of Cheney, Greater Spokane Incorporated, and Avista Utilities. The consortium is managed by Eastern Washington University, Spokane.
ALERT Spokane–The Spokane County Emergency Notification System
A Public Safety Message from the Spokane County Commissioners
How will you be notified if there’s an emergency in your neighborhood? Through ALERT Spokane – a Spokane County emergency notification system!
ALERT Spokane has been in operation since 2010, and is used to inform citizens about emergencies in their area. The ALERT Spokane system can be activated by law enforcement, fire service, water districts, etc. Once activated, a recorded message is sent to landline telephones with information about the emergency and what actions to take. For example, if there’s a wild fire in your area, you might be told to evacuate.
It’s important to note that the recorded message will be sent to landline telephones in the affected area. If you have discontinued your landline telephone service and are relying on a cell phone or VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) phone, you will not receive an emergency message from ALERT Spokane – unless you register your cell phone in the system! Even if you still have a landline telephone, it’s a good idea to register your cell phone with ALERT Spokane.
In the interest of public safety, the Spokane County Board of Commissioners is urging the public to register their cell phones and VoIP phones (Comcast, Vonage, XO Communications, etc.) with ALERT Spokane. It’s easy to do. Just go to www.alertspokane.org and enter the information. You can also register more than one cell or VoIP phone number.
Be informed – stay safe – register with ALERT Spokane TODAY at www.alertspokane.org!
Discover Spokane County
To commemorate the 125th anniversary of Washington's Statehood, we invite you to explore the fourth largest county in the state. Spokane County. These Discovery tours are designed as day trips that highlight some of the history, scenic beauty and natural wonders of our area. From rock-climbing to antique shopping, it's waiting for you so come and discover Spokane County!
Good Morning Greater Spokane:
State of the County
GSI, in partnership with the Greater Spokane Valley and West Plains chambers, is excited to present the State of the County address.
Commissioner Todd Mielke will talk about Spokane County's Lean Management principles, what this means to your business, the connection between organizational learning and engaging the workforce, and Spokane County's Strategic Framework for 2015-2016.
Friday, March 20
Networking | 7-7:25 a.m.
Program | 7:30-9 a.m.
Valley Event Center (10514 E. Sprague)
Price: $25/All Chamber Members | $55 Non-Members