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Spring Symposium: May 9, 2023

Homelessness in Spokane continues to reach historic levels. The issue is as multifaceted as it is seemingly impossible to solve. What are the roles of mental health, addiction, incarceration, job loss, housing costs, mentorship, public policies, government spending and other challenges in this complex puzzle? How do we ensure a safe and healthy city for all citizens? What role should government, service providers, private business and citizens play? How do we create shared understanding and collaborative efforts? What can we accomplish to address this ever-growing need?

Please join us on May 9th for ” Homelessness, Compassionate Capitalism, and Leadership” an educational discussion on homelessness and its effects on our region with director of advocacy at the Treatment Advocacy Center, Michael Gray.

IN ADDITION – hear from Rick Romero and Gavin Cooley for an update on the 90-day due diligence period signed by 19 of 20 regional elected officials on March 15th! You won’t want to miss this!

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

  • 8am – 10am (doors open at 7:30am)
  • Davenport Grand Hotel (333 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201)
  • (light breakfast will be served)


Michael has worked to expand assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) programs, improve statutory criteria for inpatient commitment, increase the use of Medicaid waivers, and educate the public and providers on HIPAA as a barrier to mental healthcare. He received his Juris Doctor, master in urban planning and bachelor’s degrees in history and philosophy from the University of Louisville.

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