Back Issues: October 5, 2017

Name corrections: Columbia Credit Union announces four VP promotions

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Joe Dunn

Diane Dunning

Jeff McLauchlin

Kristi Muro







Columbia Credit Union has announced recent promotions of four employees to vice president positions. Joe Dunn has been named VP of underwriting, Diane Dunning is VP of lending operations, Jeff McLauchlin is VP of network services, and Kristi Muro is VP of talent.

Dunn has worked in the mortgage industry for several years before coming to work at Columbia Credit Union. He oversees the credit union’s consumer lending policies and all underwriting for mortgage, indirect, small business and consumer lending channels.

Dunning has 35 years of experience in the financial services industry and started working at Columbia Credit Union in April 2010 as a loan operations supervisor. She was named assistant vice president and loan operations manager before being promoted to her current position as vice president of lending operations on March 13.

McLauchlin has more than 17 years’ experience working in the information technology field and began working at Columbia Credit Union in May 2016 as a network architect. In August of 2016 he was named interim manager.

Muro started her career at Columbia Credit Union in June 2013 as a recruitment and employee relations manager. In her current role she manages the daily activity of the human resources department and is directly involved with recruitment efforts, employee relations and compliance oversight. This story origionally ran with misspellings in the captions. The Daily Insider regrets the error.


Cascadia Tech Center hosts VIP tour Oct. 27

Thursday, October 5, 2017

The community is invited to join Cascadia Tech Academy Clark County’s Skills Center Director, Dr. Mark Mansell, staff and students for a VIP Tour on Friday, Oct 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The tour includes an overview and walking tour of the campus with stops at a variety of the center’s classrooms.

Following the tour, there will be a great lunch prepared and served by the students in the Culinary, Baking and Pastry Arts program. The cost is $5.

Cascadia Tech Academy Clark County Skills Center is a cooperative technical educational school operated by nine school districts and Educational Service District 112 in southwest Washington.

Reservations are required by Friday, Oct. 20. For further details, and to make a reservation, contact Wendy Anderson at 604-1050 ext. 2102 or Cascadia Technical Academy Clark County’s Skills Center is located at 12200 NE 28th St.


Green Neighbors celebrates five years Oct. 15

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Clark County’s Green Neighbors Program is celebrating its fifth anniversary from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, at the Water Resources Education Center, 4600 SE Columbia Way. Admission is free and light refreshments will be provided.

Featured speaker is John Prucich, a wildlife biologist, conservationist and licensed falconer known as The Falconer. Prucich will explain the difference between nocturnal and diurnal animals and bring in live owls and other animals that hunt in the night. He will discuss their diets, ability to fly with barely a sound, and conservation efforts that can help ensure these animals have a future. Follow the event on Facebook, here.

Clark County’s Green Neighbors program helps citizens create a sustainable lifestyle. To stay up-to-date on green tips and local events, sign up for the Green Neighbors newsletter at


32nd Street and Evergreen Way intersection reconstruction project begins mid-October

Thursday, October 5, 2017

The intersection of 32nd St. and Evergreen Way in Washougal will undergo significant improvements from mid-October 2017 to early February 2018. Access to businesses will be available during construction, however, traffic delays associated with the intersection improvements should be expected. The project includes widening the curb returns at all four corners, bike lanes on Evergreen Way west of 32nd St., upgraded signals and detection for both traffic and pedestrians, lighting improvements, as well as new pavement and sidewalks at the intersection. Construction delays can be expected during the length of the project. For a map of possible alternate routes, click here.