Back Issues: January 10, 2018

Free Clinic receives $20,000 grant from Zidell Charitable Foundation

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The Free Clinic of Southwest Washington has received a $20,000 grant from the Jay and Diane Zidell Charitable Foundation. The donation will help fund urgent medical care services for low-income, uninsured people in Clark County. “This generous gift helps ensure that the most vulnerable members of our community receive the care they need,” says Barbe West, executive director of the Free Clinic. “The clinic’s urgent medical services keep people healthy before they develop more serious illnesses and need expensive emergency room care. We’re so grateful to the Zidell Charitable Foundation for their support.”

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Holiday DUI Patrols in Clark County County see decrease in impaired driving crashes and fatalities in 2017

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The results are in from the recent holiday DUI enforcement campaign conducted in Clark County from December 13 through December 31. In 215 hours, law enforcement officers in Clark County made contact with 880 motorists and arrested 48 people for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI). The effective campaign comes at the end of a successful year in regard to traffic safety in Clark County. Throughout 2017, serious injuries caused by impaired drivers in Clark County decreased by almost 58 percent when compared to 2016, while fatalities dropped by nearly 78 percent in that same timeframe. To learn more visit, http://wadrivetozero.com/DUI/.

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Washougal Superintendent Michael Stromme to return to Vancouver Public Schools

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Vancouver Public Schools has announced that Dr. Michael Stromme, the superintendent of Washougal School District since July 2015, plans to rejoin the VPS executive team as associate superintendent for administrative services. The job change is effective July 2018 and is subject to formal approval by the VPS board of directors.

As associate superintendent for VPS, Stromme will oversee divisions responsible for K-12 school operations, academic programs, career and technical education, instructional technology, and special services. He also will provide leadership in completing $563 million of school construction and renovation projects, which are being funded by bond proceeds, a state grant for class-size reduction, and state construction assistance funds.

In Washougal, Stromme led a school construction program, completing capital projects totaling $60 million. Additionally, he was responsible for all aspects of district operations and organizational planning processes. Stromme previously dedicated 21 years of his career to VPS as a classroom teacher, associate principal/athletic director, principal, planning administrator, chief of secondary education, associate superintendent/chief information officer, and associate superintendent for teaching and learning.

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C-TRAN Board of Directors welcomes new members in 2018

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Adrian Cortes

Molly Coston

Shannon Turk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The C-TRAN Board of Directors this year welcomes three new members: Adrian Cortes of Battle Ground, Molly Coston of Washougal and Shannon Turk of Camas.

Battle Ground City Councilor Adrian Cortes was elected to his second term on the city council in 2017. He previously served on the Battle Ground Planning Commission. Cortes currently works for the Camas School District at Camas High School as an educator within the special education field.

Washougal Mayor Molly Coston was elected in November, and officially began her term this month. She also served a previous stint on the Washougal City Council, and remains involved in the Camas-Washougal Rotary Club and other organizations.

Camas City Councilor Shannon Turk has served on the city council since 2011. Her experience in local and state governments goes back more than 20 years. Turk serves on a host of other committees and is active in numerous local organizations.

The board on Tuesday also selected Marc Boldt and John Main to continue serving as chair and vice chair, respectively, in 2018. Boldt represents Clark County as Clark County Council Chair; Main represents the city of Ridgefield as a Ridgefield City Councilor.

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