By Matthew Stephens
Cheney Free Press 

Lakeland Village worker named Washingtonian of the Day

Helped with two evacuations


Last updated 8/20/2023 at 3:43pm

SPOKANE – During an Aug. 20 press conference at Spokane Falls Community College, Washington Governor Jay Inslee gave a Medical Lake resident the Washingtonian of the Day Award.

Joe David, who works at Lakeland Village and lives in Medical Lake lost his home in the Gray Fire.

He was recognized by Inslee for his efforts in evacuating dozens of wheelchair bound people from Lakeland Village, and then made the decision to evacuate a second time.

“A fella there recognized that even though they had been evacuated already that the fire was coming towards them where they had evacuated to,” Ins...

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