About This Event

You’re invited to join us in celebrating downtown’s reimagination on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at the Centennial Hotel.

Learn what urban centers are doing to revitalize and reimagine the purpose of the urban space. Specifically how are we capitalizing on – and reflecting – the personality of the community around us. Addressing the question, “How can Spokane’s downtown become a unique city center and destination for business, residents and visitors?”

With Keynote Speaker Kate Joncas

A proven expert in the fields of strategic planning, downtown development and public/private partnership strategies, Joncas brings her expertise to clients who need to solve complicated urban development problems.

For 20 years Joncas served as the CEO of the Downtown Seattle Association, guiding one of the most successful revitalization projects in the country, creating a vibrant downtown Seattle with robust retail, transportation and jobs, thousands of residents, and a growing, diverse economy. Prior to that she assisted dozens of communities through the design and implementation of successful downtown revitalization strategies at the National Main Street Center and the Oregon Downtown Development Association.

As Seattle Deputy Mayor from 2014 – 2017, Joncas managed City operations, led complex intergovernmental projects – including major waterfront redevelopment and Convention Center expansion – and developed a nationally recognized government performance initiative.





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