Infill Development Open House and Survey

infillThe infill development steering committee will hold a public open house from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, August 30, 2016, in the Chase Gallery of Spokane City Hall, to discuss concepts that have emerged as potential strategies in the infill development project. Click here to view a short presentation of infill development, adopted goals, and conceptual strategies for general discussion.

People who do not attend the open house are still encouraged to provide input by submitting comments and/or taking a few moments to complete an online survey by Monday, September 12.

The survey is available online at:

More information is available at the project webpage:

Call for ideas on a neighborhood mural

There is an exciting annoucement from one of our neighborhood’s community resources, Fulcrum’s Ash Street Station. They will be the proud recipients of a mural to be painted on the north facing exterior wall. The Ash Street Station was selected by Gonzaga University’s Art Department, and the mural will be done in cooperation with Spokane Arts. Spokane Arts Supply will be donating art supplies and paint is being contributed via another project donor. What a great line-up of community partners coming together for a worthy project!art easel

Fulcrum’s Ash Street Station is offering the Emerson-Garfield neighborhood the opportunity to submit ideas for topics/themes that could be a part of the final design.

Anyone who wishes more information or who would like to submit any theme ideas for this mural, please contact:

Matt Hutchinson, Operations Administrator, Fulcrum Institute/Dispute Resolution Clinic 509-598-8983

Judith Gilmore, Community Resource Analyst, Fulcrum Institute/Dispute Resolution Clinic 509-327-5041

Materials for the August 2016 E-G Neighborhood Council Meeting

Following the potluck beginning at 5pm, join your neighbors for a neighborhood meeting at 6pm at Emerson Park.

Please help reduce paper waste and keep our printing expenses low by downloading the materials as PDFs:

Keep in mind that everyone who lives, works or owns property in Emerson-Garfield is welcome, so we look forward to seeing you!

Emerson-Garfield Summer Potluck (Aug 10)

Our neighborhood’s annual Summer Potluck is taking place this WednesdayAugust 10 starting at 5pm in Emerson Park. An informal meeting of the Emerson-Garfield Neighborhood Council meeting will follow at around 6pm.


As always, this neighborhood potluck welcomes everyone who lives, works or plays in Emerson-Garfield. It’s a great way to meet your neighbors and members of the community in a relaxed, family-friendly environment.

Not sure if you live in Emerson-Garfield? Find out here.

There will be free hotdogs and hamburgers until our supplies run out. Please also bring your appetite and a dish of your own for sharing — whether that’s a salad, an favorite entrée, nibbles or a dessert.

At the neighborhood council meeting, we’ll be discussing things like CDBG funding allocation for 2017. Looking forward to seeing many new and familiar faces!

Oh, and want to RSVP on Facebook? You can do so on the event page.

Free Concert at Corbin Park (Aug 7)

Corbin Park Concert 2016

This year’s free Concert in the Park, featuring the Rachel Bade-McMurphy band with a full jazz ensemble, will be on Sunday, August 7 starting at 5pm in Corbin Park.

This concert is open to everyone who would like to attend. Bring blankets, a picnic, folding chairs, friends and family and make an event of it!

If you’re on Facebook and would like to RSVP to the event, click here.

Many thanks to our sponsors Corbin Park Homeowners Association, Northtown Insurance Company, Gene Brake Historic Homes-Keller Williams Realty, EWI Spokane, and Vessel Coffee Roasters—plus volunteers from the Emerson-Garfield Neighborhood Council—for helping to make this concert happen.

Register Your National Night Out Block Party for 2016

If you’re thinking about holding a block party for the National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, August 2, please be sure to register with Spokane C.O.P.S. so they can make it a part of the citywide schedule.

The deadline for registration is MondayJuly 25. And while you’re at it, please let us know so we can spread the word via our e-newsletter and social media.

Why organize a block party on that date? Because it will be part of the annual National Night Out Against Crime (NNO), an event that raises awareness about crime and drug prevention. More information on NNO in Spokane is here.


Each year neighborhoods, community organizations, youth organizations, apartment complexes and businesses throughout Spokane are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the NNO. It involves over 16,500 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world. More than 38 million people are expected to participate in 2016.

The purpose of the NNO is to

  • Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness.
  • Generate support for and participation in local anti-crime efforts.
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police/community partnerships.
  • Send a message to criminals, letting them know neighbors are organized and fighting back

You and your neighborhood, apartment community, mobile home park, organization or business can join Spokane C.O.P.S. by hosting a variety of special events such as a block party, cookouts, ice cream social, youth activities, visits from McGruff, police and fire departments, city council members, and so on.

Register your block party today by filling out the online registration form at the Spokane C.O.P.S. website or by picking up a form at your local C.O.P.S. Shop. In Emerson-Garfield, the nearest location is C.O.P.S. North Central (630 W Shannon).

You can ask for more information on NNO and local Night Out events in person or by calling Spokane C.O.P.S. at (509) 625-3301.

Housing Quality Task Force – Community Meeting

You are invited to be a part of a community conversation about quality and affordable housing in Spokane. The Mayor’s Housing Quality – Community meeting is next Tuesday, June 28th at the Downtown Public Library from 5:30-7PM.

Learn more about the Mayor’s Housing Quality Task Force

housing quality task force meeting