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Community Centers Funding Project

Stakeholder Team to recommend a sustainable funding & organizational structure

Release Date: 2/1/2012 12:00:00 AM

mayor Condon speaking

The City of Spokane has embarked on an important process that, in part, will shape the future of Spokane's community, senior, and youth centers.

The City is working with representatives of the various centers to develop a new funding and organizational model for the centers that maintains the centers' most valuable community offerings while recognizing that City funding is not as readily available for these functions as it may have been in the past.

mayor Condon speaking

The Spokane community is served by 11 such centers. They include:

  • Corbin Senior Center
  • East Central Community Center
  • Hillyard Senior Activity Center
  • Peaceful Valley Community Center
  • Mid-City Concerns
  • Northeast Community Center
  • Northeast Youth Center
  • Project Joy
  • Sinto Senior Center
  • Southside Senior Activity Center
  • West Central Community Center

The City’s investment in these centers is significant. In all, these centers receive more than $2.3 million from the City's Community Development Block Grant Fund, Park Fund, and the General Fund. All three of these funding sources are stressed with either negative or slow growth.

A committee—the Community, Senior, and Youth Center Funding & Structure Stakeholder Team—includes representatives from each of the centers. Supporting the team are Leroy Eadie, the City's Parks Director, and City Administrator Theresa Sanders. The process also will be facilitated by the Fulcrum Institute.

mayor Condon speaking

The team is asked to recommend a sustainable funding and organizational structure for the centers. This work is to be completed by May 16, in time to incorporate them in the City's 2013 budget process. Watch the video of the Mayor addressing the team at its first meeting on Jan. 26.

The public will be asked to provide input into the process. Check back for updated information and for that opportunity.

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