Mayor David Condon
David A. Condon was sworn in as the 44th Mayor of the City of Spokane on Dec. 30, 2011, following his election in November 2011. Prior to becoming Mayor, Condon served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for U.S. Congresswoman Cathy McMorris-Rodgers. He managed the district and administrative functions for both the Eastern Washington and Washington, D.C., offices for the Congresswoman.
The Mayor is a Spokane native, graduating from Gonzaga Preparatory School in 1992. He has a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Military Science from Boston College.
Mayor Condon to Deliver State of the City Address on Feb. 8
Second presentation set for Feb. 22
Spokane Mayor David Condon will deliver the annual State of the City Address on Friday, Feb. 8, during a 7:30 a.m. meeting of Greater Spokane Incorporated (GSI) in the ballroom at the Spokane Convention Center.
The Mayor will deliver the speech a second time on Friday, Feb. 22, at noon in the Council Chambers in the lower level of Spokane City Hall, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
The Mayor will focus on his plans and vision for the next three years and beyond for the City and for the Spokane community. The Mayor also will talk about accomplishments from 2012, his first year in office. He is planning some interactive features to go with his address, including live posting from the address on the City’s Facebook and Twitter pages. (www.facebook.com/cityspokane and www.twitter.com/SpokaneCity.)
On Friday, Feb. 8, the Mayor is scheduled to begin his speech around 8 a.m. The speech will be shown live on CityCable 5, and streamed live on KHQ.com.
The Mayor’s Feb. 8 presentation is part of GSI’s Good Morning Greater Spokane breakfast. For information on tickets to the event, visit Greater Spokane Incorporated online at www.greaterspokaneincorporated.com or call 624-1393.
The Mayor’s address also will be replayed on CityCable 5 on:
- Friday, Feb. 8, at 9 p.m.
- Saturday, Feb. 9, at noon.
- Sunday, Feb. 10, at 8 p.m.
- Monday, Feb. 11, at 11 a.m.
- Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 9 p.m.
- Saturday, Feb. 16, at 10 p.m.
- Sunday, Feb. 17, at 11 a.m.
- Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 10 a.m.
- Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m.
- Sunday, Feb. 24, at 6:30 p.m.
CityCable 5 is the City’s government-access cable station; it is found on channel five on the Comcast cable system in Spokane. After the event, CityCable 5 will add the presentation to its video archive on the web.
Frank Straub was hired by the City of Spokane as Police Chief on October 1, 2012. He previously served as the Public Safety Director for the City of Indianapolis, where he led 3,200 sworn and civilian personnel assigned to the Department for Public Safety’s police, fire, homeland security, animal care and control, communications and EMS divisions.
Prior to that, Chief Straub was the Public Safety Commissioner in White Plains, New York.
Chief Straub also served as Deputy Commissioner of Training for the New York Police Department (NYPD). In this role Chief Straub led police recruit, in-service, promotional, and executive training programs for all uniform and civilian members of the NYPD. During a critical time in homeland security, Chief Straub developed and implemented counterterrorism training programs for all sworn and civilian members of the NYPD. Chief Straub also expanded the Police Academy’s Civilian Advisory Board and increased the diversity of its members.
While working for the Federal Government, Chief Straub served as a special agent in the U.S. Department of Justice Inspector General, U.S. Naval Investigative Service, and U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security .
Education & Training
- Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the City University of New York
- Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice
- Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from St. John’s University.
- Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government
- Harvard Kennedy School’s Executive Session on Policing and Public Safety
- Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police