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New Leaders join Clark College Alumni Board

Five Clark County leaders joined the Clark College Alumni Association board of directors. They are Jay Gilberg, class of 1978, of Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Mari Jessup, ‘12, of Horenstein Law Group, Chandra Chase, ‘02, of the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, Carson Legree of Clark College and Jennifer Campbell, ‘13, an award-winning Clark student. Each new board member will serve a three-year term and work on a variety of projects including alumni membership recruitment, on- and off-campus fundraising events, Clark College’s Outstanding Alumni Award recognition and the annual Alumni-Student Dinner.

Camas extends marijuana moratorium

The Camas City Council voted last night to extend a zoning moratorium relating to the establishment of marijuana production, processing and retail sales facilities. The moratorium gives city staff time to “review and determine the local implications of the state rules, and to assess impacts and potential liabilities under federal law, and to determine an appropriate regulatory framework under those laws.” The moratorium is an extension of the one put into place in November 2013.

PubTalk to feature AHA! CEO and co-founder

The co-founder and chief executive officer of AHA!, will talk about “Unleashing Brand Value: 4 Steps to a More Powerful Brand.” Betsy Henning will be the guest speaker at the next Clark County PubTalk Tuesday, April 15, from 5 to 8 p.m., in the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Artillery Barracks, 600 E. Hatheway Road, Vancouver.

Camas woman enjoys the creative process of photography

Marcie Dole shoots like a mom. She recently opened a photography studio in downtown Camas. Dole, a mother of three, takes portraits of high school seniors, bridal showers, golf tournaments, birthday and anniversary parties, as well as retirement and award ceremonies.

WSD seeks input on facilities review process

Local residents are invited to help shape the future of the Washougal School District. There will be a town-hall style meeting to discuss the district’s long range facilities plans. The meeting is set for Thursday, April 17 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Washougal High School Commons.

Website promotes Washougal as a tourism destination

The owner and creative director of D. Studio 21, Inc., has created another website, intended to draw people to Washougal. Heather Jordan and her team collaborated with Lone Wolf Development in 2013, to promote the downtown area. The newest collaboration is a city of Washougal tourism website, that invites visitors to “Keep Discovering Washougal.” The site, www.visitwashougal.com, involved Jordan, her employees and marketing/communications consultant Rene Carroll.

Bronze statue will finally get its book back

A little girl whose book was stolen years ago will soon have a replacement in her hands. This “little girl” is actually the well-known bronze statue that sits on one of the benches that surround the fountain located at Northeast Fourth Avenue and Cedar Street in downtown Camas. When it was first installed in June 2002, the girl was holding a book, also made of bronze. Just a few weeks later, the book was damaged and then repaired. It was later stolen again and never replaced. That is, until now.

Freeholders to discuss commissioner elections

The Clark County Board of Freeholders will meet in Camas, to discuss the drafting of a home rule charter. The meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, April 8, at the new Lacamas Lake Lodge and Conference Center, is open to the public, and will include an extended public comment period, at the beginning and end.

Democrats list Pridemore as top choice for commissioner

A former Camas-Washougal area resident is the Clark County Democrats’ top choice for appointment to the Clark County Commission seat being vacated by Steve Stuart. On Friday during a meeting of the Democratic Central Committee, Craig Pridemore received the most votes, followed by Kelly Love Parker, Vancouver Chamber of Commerce executive director and retired labor leader Ed Barnes. According to Washington state law, the central committee of the party held by the resigning county official submits a list of three names in order of preference to the remaining county commissioners — Tom Mielke and David Madore — who have 60 days to select a replacement from the list. Stuart is a Democrat. If an appointment is not made during that time, Gov. Jay Inslee makes the appointment.

G-P mill navigates global, local issues

Global and domestic competition in the paper industry is among the changes and challenges faced by the Georgia-Pacific mill, in Camas. That is according to Joe Ertolacci, the vice president of manufacturing for the mill. There is increased global competition in the production of copy paper in China and South America and other communications papers and new domestic producers of tissues, paper towels and napkins in the commercial and consumer private label industry.