For more than two months, Rene’ Johnston Carroll was a history detective.
In February, the longtime Washougal resident signed a contract with Arcadia Publishing to write “Legendary Locals of Camas and Washougal.” Representatives from the company, which has published other historical books focusing on the local area in its “Images of America” series, contacted Carroll in January after discovering she is the editor of the Camas-Washougal Historical Society’s newsletter and reading online an article she wrote for the Post-Record.
Carroll, who is a member of one of Camas’ homesteading and pioneering families, said she was excited about the prospect of writing a book about local history — but also a little nervous.
A longtime Clark County employee has accepted an offer to become the next Camas city administrator.
Camas Mayor Scott Higgins announced Friday that Peter S. Capell, current Clark County public works director, has been given a conditional offer of employment, pending reference and background checks.
He is expected to start Monday, Jan. 6.
Last night, the Washougal City Council made the right decision to include funding for the East County Family Resource Center in its 2014 budget, as it has done for the past several years.
For the second year, the issue of whether the city of Washougal should provide funding to this non-profit social services organization became a topic of discussion and debate during budget talks. This time around, the concern primarily focused on where young women who think they may be pregnant and need a pregnancy test are referred to for additional services. The answer is Sea Mar Community Health Centers, which gives pregnant women information that lays out all options. This could include abortion, in addition to adoption and becoming a parent. According to Sea Mar officials, women are not encouraged to make a particular choice.
A longtime Clark County employee will likely become the next Camas city administrator. Camas Mayor Scott Higgins said Peter S. Capell, current Clark County public works director, has been given a conditional offer of employment, pending reference and background checks.
The community will celebrate a snowy Hometown Holidays tonight in downtown Camas.
Snow began to fall early this morning in Camas-Washougal, and continues as of 9:45 a.m. Forecasters are predicting a dusting of up to 1 inch of snow in the Portland-Vancouver metro area.
As the Camas High School football team prepares for the Washington State Championship game on Saturday, football fever is alive and well in Camas.
It’s an excitement that has slowly built up during what has turned out to be a dream season for the 2013 Papermakers.
The past three months have produced convincing wins against all 13 opponents Camas has faced, beginning with a 47-14 win in September against Jesuit High School — a team that is now playing for the Oregon 6A state championship against Central Catholic.
Three men — two with ties to Clark County government — will be interviewed this week for the position of Camas city administrator.
Mayor Scott Higgins said Monday that the three finalists are Peter S. Capell, current Clark County public works director; Joe Hannan, current Mukilteo city administrator; and Peter M. Mayer, former Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation director and current deputy director and chief operations officer of the Snohomish Health District in Everett.
On Thursday, all three candidates will be interviewed by a panel composed of Councilwoman Melissa Smith, financial consultant Paul Lewis, Human Resources Director and Acting City Administrator Jennifer Gorsuch, former Camas Mayor Nan Henriksen, Port of Camas-Washougal Executive Director David Ripp and a representative from Sharp Microelectronics. Higgins will then interview the top two or all three of the candidates, depending on the feedback he receives from the panel.
A pool of 17 candidates for Camas city administrator is currently being narrowed to a field of three who will be interviewed next week.
Higgins announced earlier this month that an expedited recruitment process that will make use of the results from the city administrator selection process completed within the past year would be used. This time around, the recruitment is being completed internally with assistance from Waldron, a regional human resources consulting firm that completed the city’s previous city administrator recruitment.
The application deadline was Friday, Nov. 15. Finalists will be interviewed by a selection committee on the morning of Thursday, Dec. 5. Higgins will then interview the committee’s top two choices and make a final selection.
The 15 Clark County residents elected as freeholders earlier this month will be sworn in today.
The event will be held at 6 p.m., at the Clark County Public Service Center sixth-floor hearing room, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver. The group’s first meeting will follow at 6:30 p.m.