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REACH CDC appoints Jessica Woodruff to Director of Housing Development

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014
Jessica_Woodruff_headshotREACH CDC announced the appointment of Jessica Woodruff as the new Director of Housing Development. Since 2008, Woodruff served as a Housing Project Manager at REACH. She secured over $44 million in grants, loans and equity for 10 properties, negotiating project financing and coordinating closings from multiple funding sources. As REACH’s new Director of Housing Development, Woodruff is responsible for continuing to lead REACH’s developments in Multnomah, Washington and Clark Counties and expanding the portfolio of affordable rental housing available to the region’s low-income households. For more information about REACH, visit

Board approves new terms for Planning Commission members

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

The Board of County Commissioners has reappointed Steve C. Morasch and Valerie Uskoski to serve on the Planning Commission through 2018. Morasch joined the commission in 2006 and currently serves as chair. He is a land-use attorney with Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, representing clients in Washington and Oregon. Uskoski joined the commission in 2009 and currently serves as vice chair. She is a professional civil engineer licensed in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Colorado. The Planning Commission makes recommendations to the board on land-use planning, zoning and development in areas outside any city boundary. Other members include Ron Barca, Richard Bender, John Blom, Karl Johnson and Eileen Quiring.

Battle Ground Police officers participate in Shop for a Cop

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014
Last Saturday, 15 children were paired with a partner officer to shop for their immediate family from a $2,500 Walmart Community Grant. Battle Ground Officers also shopped for 5 other children that were unable to attend the event. Children and parent/guardians met at the Battle Ground Police Department for hot cocoa and donuts, and were then driven with the officers to the Battle Ground Walmart for shopping. Staff from Battle Ground School District nominated children who were in good academic standing and have been positive examples for their peers to participate in the program. This is the first year Battle Ground officers were able to participant in the program.

Donate now to Clark College’s Career Clothing Closet

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014


Clark College Career Services is seeking clothing and cash donations for its 11th annual Career Clothing Closet, which provides professional and/or interview clothing to Clark College students at no cost. The Closet will be held April 23 and 24 in advance of Clark College Career Days, the college’s annual career fair that precedes spring graduation.

The Closet is accepting new or gently used professional, workplace-appropriate clothing for both men and women. New this year, the Closet is also accepting industry-specific clothing (including scrubs, steel-toed work boots, baking uniforms, welding and construction-specific clothing) as well as cash donations. All clothing donations should be in excellent condition, laundered or dry-cleaned prior to donation. Cash donations will be used to purchase clothing in underrepresented sizes.

While donations will be accepted through April 10, organizers are hoping to motivate donors to give now. All donations are tax deductible; receipts will be provided. Driving directions and parking maps are available at Questions may be directed to Sharon Orr at 360-992-2517 or