Back Issues: June 23, 2017

ESD 112 Wins National Communications Award

Friday, June 23, 2017
The Educational Service District 112 Communications and Prevention teams received a Golden Achievement Award from the National School Public Relations Association. The award recognizes the outstanding and successful Weed Can Wait marijuana prevention project targeted at youth aged 12-20. To win the national award, the campaign had to meet detailed criteria based on research, analysis/planning, communication/implementation, and evaluation.”In our profession, this is one of the highest honors we can receive,” says ESD Assistant Superintendent of Communications Lori Oberheide. “I’m just so proud that this collaborative effort has resulted in national recognition for those who worked so hard on this project.”

Estate planning group elects officers

Friday, June 23, 2017

The Estate Planning Council of Southwest Washington elected new officers and directors during their annual membership meeting in Vancouver. The two-year leadership term starts on July 1.

  • President, Michael S. Macnab, Community Foundation for Southwest Washington
  • Vice President, Petr Burunov, Ambassador Wealth Management
  • Secretary, Molly Filbin, DA Davidson Trust Company
  • Treasurer, Daniel P. Monaghan, Jr., Brighton Jones
  • Past President, Robert E. Kabacy, Kell Alterman
  • Director at Large, Christopher P. Cline, Riverview Trust Company
  • Director at Large, Kari L. Hebble, First Republic Bank

The new officers join current Directors at Large: Marilyn K. Reynolds, Pabst Holland and Reynolds; and Laura Markee, Markee Valuations.


Escape the heat at city recreation, water education centers

Friday, June 23, 2017

Temperatures are heating up, but Vancouver has cool places where residents of all ages can seek some relief. Visit Vancouver Parks and Recreation’s Community Centers to cool off, meet up with friends or take part in programs to play, swim or get fit. Marshall Community Center is fully air conditioned. Most of the open areas at Firstenburg Community Center are ventilated with moving air, but are not air conditioned. The swimming pool at the Marshall Community Center is closed for renovation until August, but the indoor pool at the Firstenburg Community Center is open.

At both Firstenburg and Marshall centers, the wi-fi enabled lobby areas are open to the public, free of charge. Fitness centers and pools are available to members or by paying a drop-in fee. Hours, schedules and other information can be found online at: (click on Community Centers at the top of the page).

Vancouver Public Works’ Water Resources Education Center, along the Columbia River and waterfront trail, is a free air-conditioned oasis for exploring our natural resources, from the aquaria to hands-on exhibits to toddler-size learning at Puddles Place.

Visit the Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency’s (CRESA) website to view a list of Clark County cooling centers at


YWCA Clark County is recruiting volunteers to begin training July 5

Friday, June 23, 2017

Volunteer applications are currently being accepted at YWCA Clark County. The summer volunteer training cycle starts July 5. Opportunities include providing advocacy and support to survivors of sexual assault, representing the best interests of abused and neglected children in the court system, and supporting the safety and healing of families experiencing domestic violence.

YWCA is especially interested in expanding the number of volunteers with the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Program. CASA volunteers conduct independent investigations, and report their findings to the court with recommendations for what is in the best interest of the child.

Apply online at Application and pre-training interview are required. Inquiries can be directed to Lisa at 360-906-9131 or