District 2 - Mary Kuney

I have the honor of representing Spokane County, and District 2, on the Spokane County Board of Commissioners. In 2018, the Board of County Commissioners have tackled some big issues, but none more important than the Spokane County Budget.

The 2018 budget was not a perfect budget by any means, but I am proud of the work we did, because the 2018 budget maintains public safety, successfully delivers essential services, and maintains infrastructure.

A significant challenge in the development of the 2018 Budget was keeping quality of life programs and services and community programs. Ultimately, we were able to preserve funding for our quality of life services, such as our world-class parks system.

One of the most important things I can do as Commissioner, is to collaborate and partner with elected officials and municipal governments throughout Spokane County. As Elected Officials, our responsibility is to find solutions to our community’s most pressing public policy issues. In the short time that I have been a Commissioner, I have made it a priority to gain a greater understanding of how this County operates and the assistance our partners need.

A great example I often use of how well regional municipal governments can collaborate is the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS).  The organization, which started as a simple regional animal shelter, has become so much more. Over the last few years, it has become a shining example of a community resource made possible by intergovernmental communication and cooperation. Now, SCRAPS is a nationally recognized haven for the community’s stray, homeless, abused and abandoned animals.

I am committed to making Spokane County a safe and prosperous community where people choose to live, raise a family, and grow a business. As Commissioner my promise to you is that I will always promote a transparent environment regarding the work being done by the Board of County Commissioners. I want to hear from the community about the public policy issues that are most important to you. My door is always open and I’m only a phone call or email away. Please feel free to contact me anytime at (509) 477-2265 or by email at [email protected]g