Outstanding leaders

Comments made by this year’s Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce Businesspersons of the Year Jerry and Mary Sauer and Citizen of the Year Randy Curtis, illustrate their passion and commitment to improve and enhance the communities of Camas and Washougal, where they work, live and volunteer:

On the frontline to prevent elder abuse

Proclamations recently signed by the mayors of Camas and Washougal recognize the upcoming World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. It’s a time to put the spotlight on efforts to encourage all citizens to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of Camas seniors, while treating them with dignity, respect and kindness.

Take a step toward stamping out hunger

During the past week, local letter carriers have been stuffing mailboxes with bright yellow plastic bags, signalling that it is once again time for the annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

Anticipating filing week

The candidate filing period for the upcoming primary and general elections is less than two weeks away.

Finding senior housing solutions

According to the Clark County Commission on Aging, during the next 15 years this area will see a major surge in the number of residents who are ages 60 and older.

Fire sprinkler ordinance just makes sense

The process of making the installation of residential fire sprinkler systems into a main-stream feature of newly built homes in Camas has been a slow process.

Volunteer work makes an impact

On Friday, Pres. Barack Obama designated April 10-16 National Volunteer Week. It's an effort to recognize the selfless work of those who, through small and large acts of kindness alike, spend their time to help others.

Protecting and preserving an open space jewel

Camas is home to some of the most beautiful parks and trails in Clark County.

A vision to create something special

On the April 1 First Friday, the Downtown Camas Association will be leading a celebration of the city's history. Highlighted will be Operation 4-Sight, an effort that began more than 50 years. Business leaders hoped to improve the look of the historic district to draw and retain shoppers.

Grant would boost Unite’s impact

Members of the UNITE! Washougal Community Coalition are enthusiastically awaiting word on its application to receive a five-year $625,000 federal Drug-Free Communities grant. It's money that has the potential to have a very significant impact on the incredible work already being done by this grass-roots, community-based and intensely-focused organization.