An elementary school teacher was given the key to the city Tuesday evening.
Greenacres Elementary School first-grade teacher JoAnn Dowling was presented the honor by Spokane Valley mayor Tom Towey and the SV City Council.
“Mrs. Dowling is exactly the kind of person we want to recognize with this program,” Towey said. “She is someone who is making a difference through the everyday work she does, but who might not otherwise be widely known in the community.”
The Community Recognition Program – a part of the city's 10 year anniversary – counts Dowling as its first recipient. Someone will be honored each month.
Kim Johnson, whose daughter used to be in Dowling's class, nominated the teacher.