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The Downtown Redevelopment Authority and the City Center Redevelopment Authority are both urban renewal corporations separate from, but created by, the Vancouver City Council. The scope of work and responsibilities of the two boards are interdependent and best served through a single board member. Board members work in a voluntary capacity under the scope and purview of the charter and bylaws of each board. Copies of the charters for both boards are available upon request.
There is no residency requirement to serve on the boards. The vacancy is for a four-year term. Regular board meetings are held quarterly on the third Thursday of March, June, September and December at 11:30 a.m. at Vancouver City Hall. Special meetings of the boards are advertised and held as needed.
Applications for the open position must be received by 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 12. Interested applicants may apply online at www.cityofvancouver.us/boards. To have an application sent, or for further information, contact Alexis Bafus at Vancouver City Hall by phone at 360-487-8607, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail at PO Box 1995, Vancouver, WA 98668.
The M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust in Vancouver has announced that Jason Lee has joined the administrative staff. Lee arrives at the Trust after spending time in Beijing as an English instructor and program developer with various nonprofit organizations. “We are excited to bring Jason on board into this imperative role at the trust, as we seek to serve the nonprofit community in the Northwest,” says Steve Moore, executive director of the Murdock Trust. For more information on the Murdock Trust, visit www.murdock-trust.org.
The Clark College Music Department will host a vocal master class with Australian baritone David Wakeham on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 2 to 4 p.m., at Beacock Music Hall Room 104 on the Clark College Campus, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver. The public is invited to attend the class with free admission. Vocal students will perform in the master class study with April B. Duvic and Linda Appert.
Wakeham has established a worldwide reputation, with critically acclaimed performances at La Scala Milano, Teatro Massimo Palermo, Theatre an der Wien,the Komische Oper Berlin, Oper Leipzig, the Bayerische Staatsoper München, the Staatsoper Stuttgart, Oper Bonn and Opera Australia, performing major roles in the Czech, German and Italian repertoire.
He is the featured guest soloist with the Clark College Orchestra and will sing Gustav Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer as well as two arias from operas by Massenet and Verdi, at its Dec. 3 concert, held in the Durst Theatre, Vancouver School of Arts and Academics. For more information, contact Duvic at 360-992-2245 or email@example.com.
The Silver Bells Third Annual Christmas Bazaar is set for this Saturday, Nov. 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Apex, 3000 Columbia House Blvd., Ste. 120 in Vancouver. Admission is free and easily accessible to those with assisted living devices. All proceeds benefit the West Columbia Gorge Humane Society (WCGHS). Visitors are asked to bring quality pet food or toys to donate.
Shoppers can peruse over 60 unique hand craft and small business vendors, and free face painting and tattoos for the kids. Dutch Bros. Coffee of East Vancouver will have coffee available for purchase. The shelter is planning to bring adoptable animals as well. There will also be a blood mobile drive going on in The Apex parking lot presented by Puget Sound Blood Center of SW Washington and Oregon. For a donation appointment, visit here.
WCGHS was established in 1994, and is an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit, no-kill animal shelter in Washougal. It operates both a cat shelter and a dog shelter, as well as an extensive foster home program and other programs to support animals in the local community. Further information on the bazaar can be found at www.facebook.com/Silver.Bells.Christmas.Bazaar