news release2021-08-19T12:05:23-07:00


Urbanova Welcomes Mason Burley as Chief Executive Officer

Urbanova’s second CEO brings diverse talents to scale its place-based, research-informed services Spokane, WA (December 7, 2021) – Urbanova ( announced today that Mason Burley has been appointed CEO of the organization. Burley brings vast experience in building community-directed, data-informed solutions with an equity lens. He will succeed current CEO [...]

December 7, 2021|

Parting Thoughts

Spokane Journal of Business interviews Kim Zentz as she transitions from her CEO role at Urbanova.   Read full article

October 21, 2021|

Urbanova Launches CEO Search

Board seeking an innovator with a growth mindset Spokane, WA (September 29, 2021) – Urbanova’s Board of Directors is launching a search for its next chief executive officer to succeed Kim Zentz, who will step out of the role in November. “Urbanova is in the high-growth and high-potential stage. We [...]

September 29, 2021|

Urbanova Announces Executive Leadership Transition

Founding CEO to enter semi-retirement in November. Kim Zentz, CEO and co-founder of Urbanova, notified the board earlier this year of her desire to move toward semi-retirement while continuing to serve the organization as an executive consultant and board member. Urbanova is evaluating proposals from executive recruitment firms and will [...]

August 31, 2021|

Urbanova chief strategy officer in the news

Promise. Vision. Hope. Elections for mayor in major cities are about so much more than choosing leaders. They are those rare moments when we envision the great communities we wish to be, when we define ourselves through the people we select to serve. Read the full editorial here. by editorial [...]

August 8, 2021|

Avista Launches Robust Transportation Electrification Programs

The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission recently approved programs outlined in Avista’s Transportation Electrification Plan (TE Plan), building off the learnings from the pilot programs started in 2016. The comprehensive TE Plan includes a regional buildout for public, workplace and fleet charging infrastructure, incorporating charging equipment incentives with specific attention [...]

August 3, 2021|

Spokane’s All-America City Finalist Award Highlights Urbanova

Since 1949, the National Civic League has been elevating cities across the country who demonstrate the best in American civic innovation, civic engagement, and cross-sector collaboration, with the prestigious All-America City Award. Recently, Spokane was recognized as one of the 20 finalist cities to become an All-America City for the [...]