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About Candace

    Elected by the citizens of the Five Mile, North Indian Trail, Balboa/South Indian Trail, Audubon/Downriver, North Hill, Northwest, Emerson-Garfield, West Central, West Hills and Riverside neighborhoods, Candace Mumm is in her fourth year of service as a Spokane City Council Member.

Council Member Mumm has an extensive history of working to improve business districts, parks, schools and neighborhoods.

    In 2016, Council Member Mumm co-led the City's Gender and Racial Equity task force which produced an in-depth report, detailing the need to improve the city's hiring practices of women and people of color. She was also named to the Park Board and Chairs the Council's Planning and Economic Development Committee. In 2015 she assisted with the city's largest green bond effort supported by voters to clean up the Spokane River through a series of municipal infrastructure improvements.
    In 2014, Mumm authored the City's first Crosswalk Ordinance, winning a statewide award. Also that year, she was selected by the Association of Washington Cities to sit on the State Department of Commerce's Community Economic Revitalization Board in Olympia. Mumm also established the City's first Transportation Sub-Committee, bringing together stakeholders to help prioritize and direct where and how transportation funding is spent.

    Prior to being elected to City Council, Mumm was twice elected President of the City's Plan Commission, which helped create the city's first Comprehensive Plan. That plan focuses growth in Business Centers and Corridors, established the foundation for the City's Shoreline Master Plan and revised the land-use zoning code. She also served as Vice-Chair of her Five Mile neighborhood and as stakeholder manager for the City's first neighborhood-specific Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. 

    Before focusing on city issues, Mumm worked on Spokane County's Stormwater Task Force, several planning and zoning neighborhood issues and Mead Schools PTO, Bond, and Facilities Task Forces. A longtime supporter of schools, she helped save the historic Five Mile Schoolhouse, which re-opened to serve 200 students and achieved certification on the National Historic Register. Most recently she served on the Mead Schools Capital Facilities Bond Task Force and helped win a $400,000 Safe Routes to Schools Grant to facilitate new sidewalks and bike lanes, making it possible for dozens of elementary students to walk and bike safely to school.

    A former Emmy Award winning news journalist and crime reporter, she helped establish the 24-acre Sky Prairie City Park which was designed to deter crime, using Crime Prevention through Environmental Design methods. She is also credited with leading the effort to preserve two Conservation Futures parks in the city: the Austin Ravine and Drumheller Springs natural areas.

    Mumm's ancestors were Washington State pioneers, arriving in the region by covered wagon in 1876 to establish a wheat farm. Her family has been involved in business ever since. A Gonzaga MBA graduate and sports enthusiast, Candace is a Zags basketball fan. Prior to being elected to City Council, she ran a non-profit Girls' sports club, Splash Volleyball, and was Administrative Director for the Junior League of Spokane. She is currently CEO of Smartland, a Spokane housing company she operates in two states with her husband, former KXLY meteorologist Steve Mumm.

Friends of Candace Mumm
PO Box 18526
Spokane WA 99228
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