The residents of Spokane Valley are facing an urgent challenge as homelessness, addiction, and mental health crises continue to grow in our community. These interconnected issues impact the quality of life and overall well-being of our neighbors, friends, and families. The struggles of vulnerable individuals living on the streets, suffering from addiction, or grappling with mental health challenges have ripple effects that touch every aspect of our community. The increasing strain on local resources and infrastructure magnifies the problem, leaving many of our residents feeling overwhelmed and uncertain about the future. Abandoning the homeless, the addicted, and the mentally unwell on the streets to suffer–and in some cases, to die–in their addiction and mental condition is not compassionate. Together, we must acknowledge the depth of these challenges and work towards finding truly compassionate solutions that break the cycle of addiction and defeat homelessness.


Spokane Valley residents are confronted with the pressing issue of crumbling infrastructure, which has become a significant concern for our community. Deteriorating roads, bridges, and public facilities not only hinder daily commutes and essential services but also pose safety risks for everyone who calls this area home. As our infrastructure continues to age and degrade, it affects the overall quality of life, economic opportunities, and well-being of our community. I recognize the urgency of addressing this growing problem. It is essential that, as a community, we come together to acknowledge and confront the dangers and difficulties posed by our aging infrastructure to ensure a brighter future for our city’s residents.


The residents of Spokane Valley are facing an unsettling increase in crime, which has become a source of concern and unease for our community–much of which is driven by drug abuse and misguided public policy out of Olympia. As incidents of theft, vandalism, and violent offenses continue to rise, the sense of security that our friends, families, and neighbors once enjoyed is threatened. Some on our city council have failed to even acknowledge the reality of rising crime in our community, much less demonstrate a commitment to restoring safety and stability for all our residents by empowering law enforcement efforts with the support they need to properly police our communities. The escalating crime rates affect not only our daily lives but also the overall atmosphere of our beloved city. 

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Jessica Yaeger, a dedicated fifth-generation Spokane Valley resident, is running for City Council to address the concerning decline in safety, condition, and livability within our cherished community. With over 25 years of experience in the healthcare field, a Bachelor’s degree in social sciences and psychology, and a strong commitment to serving the geriatric population, Jessica has the expertise and compassion necessary to make a difference. As a former board member of the Senior Action Network of Eastern Washington and a community leader in various organizations, she has consistently demonstrated her dedication to public service. As a mother raising her family in Spokane Valley, Jessica is personally invested in ensuring a safe and thriving community for all residents. 

Spokane Valley’s public business has faced neglect and mismanagement by some city council members, causing a deterioration in the community’s safety, condition, and livability. Jessica Yaeger, along with other concerned citizens, believes that it is time to say, “enough is enough.”  Spokane Valley has had enough excuses–they want results. Encouraged by the support of friends, family, and community leaders, Jessica has decided to run for Spokane Valley City Council to make a difference and address these pressing issues. With your help, working together, we can overcome our community’s challenges and restore Spokane Valley to the safe and prosperous community it was meant to be.


The solution to the growing challenges of homelessness, addiction, and mental health in Spokane Valley requires a multifaceted approach that targets the root causes and offers compassionate support to those affected. By arresting drug dealers, we can address one of the major contributors to addiction in our community and create a safer environment for everyone.

However, this is only one piece of the puzzle. We must also create accessible pathways to sobriety and mental health services that help individuals find their way back to stability and independence. This includes offering comprehensive rehabilitation programs, mental health counseling, and support networks for those struggling with addiction and mental health challenges. By providing a holistic approach to recovery, we can empower people to break free from the cycle of addiction and homelessness, and reintegrate them into society as productive, healthy members of our community.

With these combined efforts, we can make a tangible difference in the lives of those facing homelessness, addiction, and mental health crises, ensuring a brighter future for the residents of Spokane Valley.


Spokane Valley residents need a comprehensive solution to address the issue of crumbling infrastructure without compromising the financial well-being of property owners. Jessica is committed to ensuring that our community’s infrastructure receives the necessary funding without resorting to tax increases unless it is absolutely certain that the existing budget is maximized, efficient, and free of waste.

Jessica also understands the importance of preserving the character and integrity of our neighborhoods. She pledges to push back against Olympia’s misguided housing plan that forces communities like Spokane Valley to build multi-family housing in areas currently zoned for single-family residences. As a city leader, Jessica’s primary duty is to protect property owners while addressing housing and infrastructure issues in a responsible and sustainable manner.

By prioritizing efficient budget management and standing up against ill-conceived housing plans, Jessica aims to create a future where Spokane Valley’s infrastructure is safe, reliable, and supports the well-being of our community without sacrificing the interests of property owners.


The solution to the escalating crime rates in Spokane Valley lies in addressing the core issues and providing our law enforcement with the resources they need to effectively protect our community. One crucial step towards achieving this goal is establishing our own city police department and relieving the overburdened Sheriff’s office.

A dedicated police department would allow for a more focused approach to tackling the specific challenges faced by the residents of Spokane Valley, such as property crime and drug-related offenses. By having a team of officers who are knowledgeable about the unique needs of our community, we can create tailored strategies to effectively combat crime and improve public safety.

Moreover, a separate police department would ensure that the Sheriff’s office can concentrate on their primary responsibilities without being stretched too thin. This would enable both the police department and the Sheriff’s office to work in collaboration, ensuring a more efficient and coordinated approach to law enforcement.

By establishing a city police department of our own, we can demonstrate our commitment to restoring safety and stability for all residents of Spokane Valley. With a police force that is both well-equipped and supported by the community, we can work together to overcome the challenges posed by rising crime rates and create a safer, more prosperous city for everyone.




Jessica Yaeger for Spokane Valley City Council

PO Box 14059

Spokane Valley, WA 99214


Direct: 509.818.0501


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