Back Issues: October 6, 2017

Columbia Riverside 5k Walk/Run Oct. 14

Friday, October 6, 2017

Friends of Scouting will host the first annual Columbia Riverside 5k Walk/Run at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14. The event, created to promote wellness in the community, will begin at Marine Park and follow the beautiful Columbia Waterfront Trail to Wintler Park and then head back. Registration is $25 in advance and includes a shirt, or $30 at the race with no shirt. The event is chip timed with pries for different age categories. Top finishers will receive a unique scout patch.  For more information and to register, visit www.columbiariversiderun.com or email columbiariversiderun@gmail.com.

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City seeks volunteers for Planning Commission vacancies

Friday, October 6, 2017

The City of Vancouver is seeking applicants to fill three vacancies on its volunteer Planning Commission. Completed applications must be received by the City Manager’s Office by 11:59 p.m., Friday, Nov. 3The seven-member Planning Commission serves as a citizen advisory body, and makes recommendations to the City Council on the comprehensive plan, sub-area plans, zoning and other land use matters. The Commission is seeking candidates with interest and experience in community planning, urban design or housing development, and who are active in business, neighborhood or community affairs. Each applicant must also be a city resident. To learn more about the commission, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/pc. To apply, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/boards

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Free Clinic receives $11,000 grant

Friday, October 6, 2017

The Free Clinic of Southwest Washington has received an $11,000 grant from the PacificSource Foundation for Health Improvement to support the clinic’s diabetes program. In the 2015 Clark County Community Health Assessment Report, diabetes was identified as one of the top ten leading causes of death in the county. In the Free Clinic’s program, volunteers and community partners offer education and coordinated care to uninsured people living with diabetes. This grant will help provide for medications and diabetic supplies, and funding for a community health worker position within the diabetes care team.

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City of Battle Ground hosts workshop on local planning Oct. 18

Friday, October 6, 2017

 

The City of Battle Ground will host a WA State Department of Commerce workshop: A Short Course on Local Planning, on Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 6:15 to 9:15 p.m., at Battle Ground City Hall. The workshop provides an opportunity for community members, along with members of the city’s Planning Commission, to learn more about the state’s legal framework for comprehensive planning, community development processes and public involvement.

Washington State’s Growth Management Act (GMA) directs cities to plan for growth to help combat suburban sprawl, environmental degradation and related issues that accompany rapid population growth. The city addresses the GMA directive through its 20-Year Comprehensive Plan, a statement of goals and policies developed to provide guidance on land use and development practices.

The workshop is part of the Planning Commission’s regular meeting and is open and free to the public. Anyone interested in the process of and planning for the future of the city is encouraged to attend. Register by sending an email with your name, organization and title (if applicable) and the location of the short course you wish to attend to shortcourse@commerce.wa.gov.

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