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Condon heading to D.C. to meet with legislators; will bring delicious treat
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Condon heading to D.C. to meet with legislators; will bring delicious treat

 

Mayor David Condon is heading to Washington D.C. on Tuesday for the U.S. Conference of Mayors, but not without a treat from a Spokane success story.

Transitions for Women announced Friday that the mayor will be taking some pecan toffee bars from New Leaf Bakery-Cafe – a job training program for low-income and homeless women – with him to “share with legislators.”

“We're quite pleased about it,” Janie Borgan, program director, said. “I know that they'll really enjoy it. It's a nice tangible representation of the work that goes on at Transitions.”

Allen Schmelzer, the associate planner for Spokane Community Housing and Human Services, said the pecan bars were chosen because they are an “excellent example of the kind of things that are accomplished with those funds.”

City of Spokane spokesperson Marlene Feist said the treats are just one example of the things Condon will bring when he meets with legislators and other mayors in the nation's capital. He'll also be bringing coffee mugs and other “trinket things” in an effort to remind the legislators about Spokane.

“It's always good to have a relationship with our congressional members,” Feist said.

But those who have tasted the pecan bars said those will probably make the biggest impression.

“They're absolutely delicious,” Borgan said. “Life-changing, actually.”

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