Carrie Schulstad hired as DCA executive director

She will leave Battle Ground Chamber of Commerce Jan. 15

A familiar face will soon return to downtown Camas.

Carrie Schulstad, a former vice president and event liaison for the Downtown Camas Association, has been hired as the organization’s executive director.

Her last day as executive director of the Battle Ground Chamber of Commerce will be Jan. 15.

“I have been offered the job in Camas and after much consideration and prayer, I’ve decided to accept that offer,” Schulstad said. “I love both cities and wish there were two of me. My biggest consideration is time with my teenage children, and the DCA job allows me much more of that.”

She started working at the Battle Ground Chamber Jan. 2 this year. Schulstad, her husband Craig and two children live in Camas.

She succeeds Brenda Schallberger, who has been hired as the administrative assistant with the Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce.

Schulstad is a co-founder and current board member of the Camas Farmer’s Market. She was named C-W Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year in 2011.

Schulstad closed The Uncommon Gift in downtown Camas, in 2012, in order to spend more time with her family.

She assisted in the creation of the DCA and its association with the state’s Main Street Program. The DCA received 501(c)3 nonprofit status in December 2009.

Schulstad helped organize and expand the First Friday events that feature art, entertainment and expanded shopping hours in downtown Camas.

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