Downtown Spokane Partnership to host panel discussion on parking - April 16

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Definition of Conundrum: A confusing and difficult problem or question. The Downtown Spokane Partnership (DSP) is excited to announce the first of the 2019 series of Downtown Dialogues, Downtown Parking Conundrums.


Downtown Dialogues are a resource for the business community to come together and learn about important topics related to downtown. “The objective of the dialogues are to help members and ratepayers gain a better understanding of the initiatives taking place around us,” says DSP President Mark Richard. In addition the series will identify opportunities to improve downtown and bring people together to engage in those opportunities.


Interested guests are invited to join the DSP on April 16, 2019, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at The Montvale Event Center, 1017 West 1st Ave. This free event provides great conversation, snacks, and no-host bar.


The panel discussion, moderated by Paul Read, Publisher of the Journal of Business, will highlight parking challenges and possible solutions in downtown. Participants will be provided an overview of key findings from the most recent City of Spokane parking study, including short and long term suggestions, discover opportunities for public and private partnerships, and learn about resources for residents, business and property owners.


Featured panelists:

Roy Koegen | Partner, KutakRock

Melissa Verwest | Technical Sales Engineer, Oldcastle Infrastructure

Brandon Rapez-Betty | Director of Communications, STA

Dan Geiger |Diamond Parking Regional Vice President

Andrew Rolwes | Downtown Spokane Partnership, Vice President of Public Policy & Parking

Gavin Cooley | Chief Financial Officer, City of Spokane


Doors open at 4 PM meet and mingle with vendors including SpotHero App, LimePod, CPTED and rebate offering from Avista.


Individuals interested in attending are asked to RSVP at


About Downtown Spokane

The DSP is a private, non-profit membership organization that serves as Spokane's central city advocate and service provider, dedicated to enhancing the quality and vitality of Downtown Spokane as the basis for a healthy region. The DSP accomplishes its mission through advocating for public policies, business and project development, quality planning, physical improvement projects, public safety, beautification, and marketing programs that ensure downtown's continued success. To learn more, visit