Chief Garry Park Neighborhood Council is hosting a Meet & Eat with new Spokane Library Director Andrew Chanse on Thursday, November 7. It will take place at Cassano’s Italian Grocery (2002 E Mission Ave) [map] from 5-6:30pm.
Meet & Eats are hosted by individual neighborhood councils and provide an opportunity for people from all over Spokane to engage with community leaders on an informal basis. They not meant to be stage-managed PR events, but rather down-to-earth forums where you can get to know the guest speaker as well as offer feedback and pose pressing questions.
In Andrew Chanse’s case, concerned citizens and library supporters want to know how he plans to help sustain the libraries on a long-term basis since the recent levy, which starts in January 2014, will expire at the end of 2017. Chanse was brought to Spokane from Arizona in July of this year largely because it was thought he was ideally suited to address this issue.