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County Clerk announces re-election bid

Sherry Parker

Sherry Parker, Clark County Clerk, will make her formal announcement for re-election at the Clark County Democratic Convention on Saturday, April 10th.

Parker has almost 19 years experience in the Superior Court system in Clark County, serving as County Clerk since January 2007. She holds a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of South Florida and an associate’s degree in data processing from Clark Community College. She recently completed the Certified Public Officials program offered by the State of Washington.

The County Clerk is the administrative and financial officer of the Superior Court. The role of the Clerk is to provide the public with equal access to a fair, accurate and independently established record of the Superior Court’s opinions, decisions and judgments. The Clerk’s office has an annual budget of approximately three million dollars and a staff of 45 employees working in four separate locations.

Parker states, “The last biennium has been difficult for all county employees, but the staff of the Clerk’s Office has met every challenge with innovative ideas and teamwork. I am proud of our accomplishments and would consider it an honor to serve as County Clerk for another four years.” Parker promises to continue providing the citizens of Clark County with fiscal responsibility, reliable record keeping and the latest technological innovations.

Parker believes, “to be a part of the community, you must serve the community.” She was appointed by Governor Gary Locke to the Board of Trustees of Clark Community College in 2004 and was recently appointed by Governor Gregoire for another five year term.

Sherry and her husband Philip A. Parker, a retired electrician and State Transportation Commissioner, have been married for more than 40 years. They raised their two sons Jeffrey and David in the Minnehaha area of Vancouver where they lived from 1978 until 2009 when they moved to Battle Ground.  They have three grandchildren.

Miller Nash celebrates 10 years



LeAnne Bremer

Miller Nash LLP is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of its Vancouver, Wash., office. Previously named Horenstein Bremer, the office joined with Portland, Ore.-based Miller Nash a decade ago to establish Miller Nash’s Southwest Washington presence. Since joining Miller Nash, the Clark County law office has grown from three attorneys to 10 attorneys.

“After 10 years, we continue to be pleased with our decision to join the Miller Nash team,” said LeAnne Bremer, partner in charge of Miller Nash’s Vancouver office and a founding partner of Horenstein Bremer. “With Miller Nash offices throughout Oregon and Washington, we are able to offer our Clark County clients access to a broad network of attorneys across all specialties of commercial law. We work hard to ensure that local businesses have access to the highest caliber legal counsel, and are proud to be a longtime partner of the Southwest Washington community.”

Miller Nash’s Clark County roots were founded on business, real estate and land use matters. Today, the office offers commercial law services, including business formations, contracting and advice, employment law, land use planning and transactions, commercial and real estate litigation, environmental permitting and compliance, and real estate transactions and finance.

Miller Nash also offers clients virtual access to a team of lawyers from Miller Nash’s Portland, Central Oregon and Seattle offices. These attorneys focus on the independent business needs of Miller Nash’s clients, providing specialized legal expertise in areas that include intellectual property, securities, tax (local, state and federal), and trusts and estates. 

The firm also serves nonprofit organizations, public entities and individuals, and does pro bono representation, providing legal services at no charge.

Miller Nash LLP was established in 1873 with more than 120 lawyers serving clients through its offices in Portland and Central Oregon, and Seattle and Vancouver, Wash.

"Clark County has experienced tremendous growth and change during the past decade and it has been exciting to be part of that evolution," Bremer said. "Miller Nash takes pride in not only serving the legal needs of individuals and businesses in the area, but in being active in the community. We value our position as an established Southwest Washington law firm and look forward to continuing to help the region be the vibrant place to live and work that it has become, now and into the future."

Clark College welcomes University of the Phillippines Concert Chorus Friday



University of the Phillippines Concert Chorus

The University of the Philippines Concert Chorus will perform at Clark College on Friday, April 9 from noon to 1 p.m.  The performance, which will be held in the Gaiser Student Center, is free and open to the public.  Parking maps and driving directions are available at www.clark.edu/maps.

The University of the Philippines (UP) Concert Chorus is the official state university choir. Established in 1962 by then UP President, Carlos P. Romulo, the UP Concert Chorus has “defined and achieved a proud career showcasing excellent Filipino artistry in music and dance to captivate local and international audiences.” Organizers note that, after 48 years, “the UPCC has grown from an excellent university chorus, to an entity of national stature, to a choir of international recognition.”

The event is sponsored by Clark College, the Filipino-American Association of Clark County, and Vicinity, Inc.

For additional information, please contact Vivian Tadeo at (360) 574-6275 or evcntadeo@msn.com.

News Briefs

The Board of Clark County Commissioners is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the City/County Telecommunications Commission. The Commission serves in an advisory capacity to the commissioners and Vancouver City Council on telecommunications and cable television. It will advise on franchise renewal with Comcast Cable in 2011-2012. The city of Vancouver also is currently recruiting to fill three vacancies. Applicants must be county residents and cable subscribers. Quarterly meetings are conducted on Wednesdays starting at 7 p.m. at Vancouver City Hall. To be considered, applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume to Jennifer Clark, Board of Clark County Commissioners, P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver, Washington 98666-5000. Deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, April 16. Applicants also can send information by fax to (360) 397-6058 or e-mail to Jennifer.clark@clark.wa.gov. <> Admission to the Marshall Lecture on Thursday, May 20, is free, but tickets are required and seating is limited. Jonathan Jarvis, the director of the National Park Service, is the speaker. The lecture begins at 11:30 a.m. at Hudson's Bay High School, 1206 East Reserve Street in Vancouver. Tickets can be printed from the Fort Vancouver Reserve Trust's Web site at www.fortvan.org. <> Market Place News on West Evergreen Blvd. in downtown Vancouver no longer offers C-TRAN tickets & passes. For other outlets, visit, www.c-tran.com. <> Both Washington and Oregon have extended the deadline for studded snow tires to Saturday, April 17.

Clark County Public Works and Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation will present information about the North Sifton Neighborhood Park project at a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. tonight Thursday, April 8, at York Elementary School, 9301 NE 152nd Ave. The project Web page address is www.clarkparks.org/projects/northsifton.htm. <>  Workshops and networking opportunities will be offered at Washington State University Vancouver on Tuesday, April 20, as part of the 36th annual Edward R. Murrow Symposium. For more information, visit http://murrowsymposium.wsu.edu.


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Mielke calls for bridge advisory vote | - Erik Robinson, The Columbian

Osler dons judge’s robe, makes history |  - Laura McVicker, The Columbian

Open Houses Galore | - Cami Joner, The Columbian

As Rescue Is Delayed Again, Officials Press for Answers - The New York Times

Diplomat in flight disturbance released, won't face charges - CNN.com


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Peterson & Associates, P.S., Certified Public Accountants, 574-0644
Tax Advisors, PLLC, CPAs Property Tax/Cost Segregation 750-6884
Duggan Schlotfeldt & Welch PLLC, 699-1201
Miller Nash LLP. Steve Horenstein, 699-4771
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, Lisa Lowe, 694-7551
Bank of America, 696-5651
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Boyd Coffee Company, Coffee, tea and food service solutions since 1900. (503) 666-4545
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HDJ Design Group, PLLC, Gregory P. Jellison P.E. 695-3488

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Daniel Lee PHD, CFRE, CFP, ChFC, CAP, Clark College Foundation, (360) 992-2542
Sarah Nevue, The Community Foundation, (360) 694-2550
Jean Rahn, SWMC Foundation, (360) 514-3670
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Simple & Clear, Jeff Williams, 254-5365
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Earl C. (Duke) Simpson, DDS, PS, 993-0300
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Andersen Construction Co., Inc. Bob Durgan, (503) 720-5234
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Martel Wealth Advisors, Mark Martel CFP (360) 694-9940
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BergerABAM, Helen Devery, 823.6100
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Andy Nygard, CFP, (360) 695-6431
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Vancouver Sign Group, lighting up Business since 1923! 693-4773
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