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Monday, May 10, 2010
Dean withdraws from the 18th district race
Today, candidate Bob Dean withdrew from the 18th District legislative race for the Washington State House of Representatives.
"I am simply acknowledging the political realities at this time and want to ensure that we retain the Republican seat in the 18th District," he said in a written statement Monday.
Dean is endorsing Ann Rivers for the position. ďI have the greatest respect for all of the Republican candidates in this race, but Ann Rivers offers the most life experience and experience in Olympia,Ē he said. Rep. Jaime Herrera, R-Camas, currently serves the 18th District in Position 1. Herrera is running to replace U.S. Rep. Brian Baird in Congress.
Clark College Foundation selects CFO
Daniel J. Rogers
Daniel J. Rogers, CPA, an accounting professional with nonprofit audit experience, is the new chief financial officer at the Clark College Foundation.
Prior to joining the organization, Rogers worked for the Moss Adams firm as an audit manager. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in both Washington and Oregon. The Washougal, Wash., resident is especially familiar with the Clark College Foundation as he has worked on the foundationís audit for the past seven years.
"Itís great to come back and work with my alma mater," said Rogers. "Also, I was familiar with the foundationís financial operations from an independent auditor standpoint, and I knew that their management was sound and highly regarded. I very much wanted to be part of the foundation team."
Established in 1973, the Clark College Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt public charity. It serves as the fundraising arm of Clark College to support student access to educational programs and services.
TC2 summit to focus on substance abuse prevention
The Community Meth Action Team (CMAT), in collaboration with Clark College Addiction Counseling Education Students (ACES) and the PREVENT! coalition, is hosting a county-wide summit for youth interested in substance abuse prevention, called "TC2-Teens Care Too!" The summit, funded in part by the Washington State Department of Commerce-Community Mobilization and the Washington State Meth Initiative, will celebrate the work that youth in Clark County are already doing, build their skills, and provide a venue for youth's voices to be heard.The summit is from 1 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, March 14, at Clark College, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way in Vancouver. For more information, contact Toni Eby at 360-608-3032 or Toni.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mount St. Helens Institute honored
The Mount St. Helens Institute was awarded the 2010 Evergreen Award April 29 at the Washington State Nonprofit Conference along with Discover Your Northwest, Swift Community Action Team, and Skamania County Chamber of Commerce. The four organizations were recognized jointly for their collaborative work to reopen the Pine Creek Information Station on the south side of Mount St. Helens.
Concerned about the closure, the Mount St. Helens Institute, Discover Your Northwest, Swift Community Action Team, and Skamania County Chamber of Commerce worked together to reopen the Pine Creek Information Station. Further collaboration with the Forest Service, local county, sheriff, and fire district resulted in a fully operational Pine Creek Information Station through the 2009 recreational season. Over the 2009 summer, 18,000 visitors benefited from the station.
VSAA student donates art project to YWCA Clark County
Vancouver School of Arts and Academics student Chelsea Murphyís art project will be unveiled at a reception planned at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 19, at the YWCA Clark County, 3609 Main Street. Murphy is donating the piece, a 4-panel painting, to the organization. The project was part of Murphyís senior year core requirements.
Entitled Donít Worry, Be Happy, the piece consists of a progression of color, opposing arrows, and a confluence of color and symbolism.
YWCA Clark County's mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. YWCA Clark County serves more than 10,000 people each year who are victims of domestic violence, homelessness, sexual assault, child abuse and neglect, and oppression, as well as youth in foster care and incarcerated women.
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