news release2021-08-19T12:05:23-07:00


Urbanova Announces Executive Leadership Transition

Founding CEO to enter semi-retirement in November. Kim Zentz, CEO and co-founder of Urbanova, notified the board earlier this year of her desire to move toward semi-retirement while continuing to serve the organization as an executive consultant and board member. Urbanova is evaluating proposals from executive recruitment firms and will [...]

August 31, 2021|

Urbanova chief strategy officer in the news

Promise. Vision. Hope. Elections for mayor in major cities are about so much more than choosing leaders. They are those rare moments when we envision the great communities we wish to be, when we define ourselves through the people we select to serve. Read the full editorial here. by editorial [...]

August 8, 2021|

Avista Launches Robust Transportation Electrification Programs

The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission recently approved programs outlined in Avista’s Transportation Electrification Plan (TE Plan), building off the learnings from the pilot programs started in 2016. The comprehensive TE Plan includes a regional buildout for public, workplace and fleet charging infrastructure, incorporating charging equipment incentives with specific attention [...]

August 3, 2021|

Spokane’s All-America City Finalist Award Highlights Urbanova

Since 1949, the National Civic League has been elevating cities across the country who demonstrate the best in American civic innovation, civic engagement, and cross-sector collaboration, with the prestigious All-America City Award. Recently, Spokane was recognized as one of the 20 finalist cities to become an All-America City for the [...]

June 23, 2021|

City of Spokane Scraps Paper Records with Rubicon

The Challenge: Shedding manual processes and paper records for solid waste collection The Solid Waste Collections team in Spokane is responsible for yard waste, recycling and standard waste collection and disposal for its 88,000 citizens. The department runs more than 100 heavy-duty vehicles and employs more than 150 people. Until [...]

February 18, 2021|

Spokane regional transportation council awarded $2.5 million for electric vehicle charging infrastructure

In partnership with The City of Spokane, Spokane City Council and regional municipalities (Spokane Valley, Cheney, Airway Heights, Liberty Lake), Spokane Regional Transportation Council (SRTC) was awarded $2.5 million dollars from the Washington State Department of Commerce for the installation of electric vehicle charging infrastructures throughout the Greater Spokane Region. [...]

December 18, 2020|