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                   9103 E. Frederick Ave, Millwood WA 99206

           Telephone: (509) 924-0960      Fax:  (509) 927-2867

Welcome to Millwood!


The Passing of One of Our Own







It is with great sadness that we acknowledge that Councilmember Dick Schoen has passed away after struggling without complaint with a serious disease for four years. Councilmember Schoen served two stints on the Millwood City Council from 1990 to 2001, and again from 2006 to present for a total of over 22 years. He also served for many years as a volunteer firefighter and fire lieutenant for Millwood. Dick was devoted to transportation issues, serving on the Spokane Regional Transportation Council and the Spokane Transit Authority Board. He also served as Millwood's representative on the Spokane County Housing and Community Development Advisory Committee. Dick was an extremely effective council member, as well as someone with a great sense of humor. We will all miss him very, very much.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the family.


Click here to see his obituary published in the Spokesman-Review.


Millwood: A Snapshot View


Millwood has its roots in the company town that developed when the site along the south bank of the Spokane River was selected as a home for the region's first paper mill.


The mill's first employees were, for the most part, men who relocated with their families from the Midwest. The town's wealth of early twentieth-century architecture has its roots in the homes constructed for these employees, and still stand within earshot of the mill whistle, which sounds each workday at 7:00 am, noon, 12:45 pm, and 3:45 pm.


In early 1928 the Town of Millwood gained distinction as the first incorporated town in the Spokane Valley. Mr. W.A. Brazeau, president of the paper mill, served as Millwood's first mayor.


As the town has grown over the years, residents and government have worked together to support existing and developing businesses, while also taking pride in Millwood's diverse neighborhoods, unique historic character, and small-town atmosphere.


Millwood residents, both young and old, enjoy many recreational resources: a large central park, an arboretum, walkable neighborhoods, proximity to the Spokane River Centennial Trail, and convenient shopping. Millwood also boasts three churches: Millwood Presbyterian Church, Zion Lutheran Church and Grace Avenue Bible Chapel.


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