Southwest Washington's Community News Service
Friday, April 30, 2010
Moore joins CREDC, SWWDC
Bonnie L. Moore, an experienced international business developer and project manager has joined Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council and the Columbia River Economic Development Council. In her role as business services director, Moore will work to drive business expansion and retention efforts in Southwest Washington.
Moore will be responsible for serving the needs of local businesses and assisting them with expansion and workforce issues. She will also oversee activities and programs related to business attraction and retention.
"I see it as my responsibility to get out there and make sure businesses know that we are here to support them in executing their strategic plans to grow," she said this week when her new job was announced.The SWWDC and the CREDC jointly hired Bonnie because they share business outreach goals and strategies.
Clark College offers Career Fair
In response to the changing economic trends and the needs of employers, Clark College will host Career Days 2010 on May 4, 5 and 6 at the college’s main campus. Career Days will combine the most successful elements of the former Pathways Career Information and Job Fair in a multi-day format.
Clark College President Robert K. Knight said, "As one of the largest community colleges in Washington state, we feel a special responsibility to reach out to students and the community during these tough economic times. We want to support them with job search skills, career preparation and connections to area industry leaders, knowing that a recovery will gain traction and jobs will start to reappear."
All events are free to students and members of the community. No registration is required. Clark College is located at 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver. Driving directions and parking maps are available at www.clark.edu/maps.
Complete information about the event, including times and locations of the various events, is available at www.clark.edu/cc/careerdays.
Flower baskets to bloom downtown Saturday
The street lights in downtown Vancouver will be festooned with flowers on Saturday, May 1 by Vancouver's Downtown Association. The nonprofit organization funds the $18,000 project.
Project volunteer Stephanie Diaz said this week in anticipation of Saturday's work," The baskets are bigger and better than ever this year, and we are thrilled to be working with Yard 'N Garden Land, our local supplier. Mark Sonney and his crew have been terrific."
Turtle Place at Seventh and Main Streets and the vacant lot at 11th and Main Streets are the distribution sites, starting at 9 a.m.
Habitat for Humanity plans groundbreaking Sunday
Don Pearson, Wells Fargo regional president and Thrivent financial representative, Mike Mattson will lead the groundbreaking ceremony for Evergreen Habitat for Humanity on Sunday, May 2, 2010. This will begin the construction of both the Sorias' and Jatskovskis' family homes in the Patten Park subdivision. These homes will be the fourth and fifth built in the Orchards area as part of a seven home development.
"We are very excited about our partnerships with Wells Fargo and Thrivent Financial. Both of whom through their generosity and volunteer efforts, make it possible for us to further our mission to eliminate poverty housing," said Kristina Aitchison, executive director of Evergreen Habitat for Humanity.
The dedication will be held at the Patten Park development in Vancouver, Washington, 7017 NE 98th Avenue, at 1:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
Since 1991, Evergreen Habitat for Humanity has worked to improve living conditions for low-income Clark County residents. The nonprofit organization works in partnership with people in need from all walks of life to develop communities by building safe, affordable housing. Homes are sold at no profit with a zero percent interest rate mortgage after the partner families complete their sweat equity hours.
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Parks and Recreation just released a new publication called the
"Discovery Guide." The guide includes maps and offers information
about free or low-cost parks and recreation in Clark County. The new
guides are available for free at the following locations: Firstenburg Community Center, 700
N.E. 136th Ave.; Marshall Community Center, 1009 E. McLoughlin
Blvd.; Vancouver Tennis Center, corner of 18th and Stapleton Road;
Esther Short Building, 610 Esther St.; Public Service Center, 1300
Is traffic too fast in your
neighborhood? The City of
Vancouver is offering three free "safe streets" clinics to teach the
public about calming traffic on its way through their areas. The
first is Tuesday, May 18, at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall. Visit
<> Everyone is
invited to a celebration of longtime music educator and businessman
Dale Beacock's 80th birthday from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday,
May 1, at The Beacock and Education Center, 1420 SE 163rd Ave in
19th Annual Walk/Run for the Animals, a fundraiser for the Humane
Society for Southwest Washington, will start at 7:30 a.m. on
Saturday, May 1, at Esther Short Park. Registration starts at 7:30
a.m., with a Fun Run starting at 8:45 a.m. and the Walk starting at
9 a.m. For more information, visit
Clark County’s third annual garlic
mustard removal effort is planned 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May 1,
at the Salmon Creek Sports Complex, 800 N.E. 117th St. The event is
sponsored by the county’s Department of Environmental
Services/Vegetation Management and WSU Extension Watershed Stewards.
Garlic mustard is a highly invasive biennial weed usually found
growing in shaded woodlands and near streams. Bring work gloves,
boots and drinking water, and dress for the weather with layered
Community volunteers will pull together at natural areas throughout
the Vancouver-Portland metro region to fight an aggressive invasive
species from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 1, for the eighth
annual No Ivy Day. Vancouver Urban Forestry, a division of the
Department of Public Works, is partnering with neighborhood
associations and community stewards to provide work parties to
remove English ivy at two sites in Vancouver, Behrens Woods and Clay
Canyon. To participate, contact Jessica Antoine at
Clark County Safe Kids will be
conducting a car seat clinic Saturday, May 1, 2010 hosted at Curt
Warner Chevrolet I-205 and SE Mill Plain Vancouver from 10
a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Friday on the air
Washington's Energy Future (3-25) — 7 p.m. CVTV 21
Update with Senator Maria Cantwell (4-6) — 8:15 p.m. CVTV 21
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