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Lori Kinnear is currently the Spokane City Council Member for District Two. She is a fourth generation Washingtonian and has lived in Spokane for over 18 years. She holds degrees in Broadcast Journalism and Horticulture and has worked in radio broadcasting as an anchor, and in advertising and public relations as an associate for a variety of private and non-profit organizations.

Her areas of expertise include: media and public relations, project management, and legislative/policy development. She is a former small business owner and small business adviser with a local Spokane business development agency.

Community involvement includes former:

  • Secretary/Treasurer - Manito/Cannon Hill Neighborhood Council
  • Steering Committee member - Lincoln Street Redesign project
  • Vice Chair for the Board of Friends of the Centennial Trail

She spearheaded the City of Spokane Community Garden project and worked on ordinances relating to: “Complete Streets”, design guidelines for centers and corridors, and foreclosed properties.

She sponsored legislation including: human trafficking prevention, historic preservation, parklets and streeteries, environmental protection and the City of Spokane’s Sustainability Action Plan, property crime reduction, and Urban Forestry ordinance, revisions to the Park Code, and protections for public lands and properties.

Her focus continues to be advocating for neighborhoods, property crime prevention/public safety and land use/transportation planning.

Boards and Commissions include:

  •  Downtown Spokane Partnership
  • DSP Parking Advisory Committee
  • Public Safety & Community Health Committee (Chair)
  • Council Budget Committee
  • Riverfront Park Executive Committee
  • The City Council’s Strategic Leadership Committees:
  • Urban Development Committee
  • Public Infrastructure, Environment, & Sustainability Committee
  • Finance & Administration Committee
  • Plan Commission
  • Plan Commission Transportation Subcommittee
  • Spokane Transit Authority
  • Spokane Regional Transportation Council


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PO Box 4531
Spokane WA 99220
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