MONDAY, FEB. 11, 2008
Partnership between railroad
The Vancouver City council this evening is considering an agreement between the city and Burlington Northern Santa Fe for the engineering design for access to the Gramor waterfront project and downtown Vancouver. The 32-acre mixed-use waterfront project is just getting underway by Portland Gramor Development and local Vancouver partners for development of the former Boise Cascade paper mill site, separated from downtown by the BNSF east-west rail line.
Two new access routes to the waterfront under the rail lane are to be at Ester Street and at 6th and Grant Street.
The planed partnership would give BNSF general oversight of the $2 million plus design process and give the city day-to-day oversight. The Port of Vancouver is also building rail access from the BNSF line to the port industrial area. Through agreements the three entities are working toward mutually effective improvements to open the former industrial area west of the Red Lon Hotel at the Quay to what is expected to become a premier Columbia River urban waterfront development.
Camas and Washougal schedule
The cities of Camas and Washougal will hold a joint meeting at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, to discuss a number of shared issues, but principally future improvements of State Highway 14. The Port of Vancouver commission has been invited to the meeting.
Tentatively the joint session will be in Camas City Hall but could be moved to a larger location if it appears attendance will be large.
For further information, call Mary Murphy, 835-2196, extension 102.
WSU Vancouver Chancellor’s
The next three seminars offered by the Washington State University Vancouver Chancellor’s Seminar Series cover the role of universities in urban development, sleeping your way to success, and “Climate Change: Fact of Fiction.”
The spring series opens at noon, Friday March 7, with a lecture by David C. Perry, director of the Great Cities Institute and professor of urban planning and policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
The noon Friday, April 4, lecture, “Sleeping Your Way to Success: Understanding Sleep in a 24/7 society,” will be given by sleep researcher Gregory Belenky. The final in the series of three Chancellors Seminars is “Climate Change: Fact or fiction,” to be delivered by lecturer George Mount.
The fee for all three lectures is $80. Individual lectures are $30. For further information, call 694-2588.
Workforce Development becomes|
Clark College is restructuring its workforce development program by hiring two new administrators and assigning new titles and programs in what it is now being called the Workforce Education unit within the college’s office of instruction.
Clark president Bob Knight says that “workforce education” better defines our role in helping workers learn the skills they need to get and keep jobs and advance in their careers.
The dean of instructional planning and operations will be Sylvia Thornburg, who is serving in that role as an interim dean. George Reese is the director of instructional programming and innovation. Joe Renouard, who is interim director of workforce education and economic development, becomes director.
Nationwide searches have begun for a dean of instructional planning and operation and a director of workforce education and economic development, according to Knight.
Three in Vancouver get Norris,
Three Norris, Beggs & Simpson employees have been promoted in Vancouver, reports the company’s president, J. Clayton Hering.
Garrett Harper has been promoted to senior salesperson. A University of Washington graduate, Harper specializes in industrial and investment properties in Vancouver and North Portland.
Kimberly Fuhrer has been promoted to senior property manager. Certified property manager Debra McCraken was named an associate vice president.
Sara Brunicardi was promoted to senior property management assistant.
The Vancouver City Council meets in a workshop session at 4 p.m. today. The council will hear an update on the Columbia River Crossing Project, from the city Transportation Services Department, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Following the workshop session the council will convene a consent agenda session. <> The Fort Vancouver Regional Library board of trustees meets at 5:45 p.m. this evening to demonstrate the library’s new self-service features. The demonstration is followed by a regular meeting of the trustees at 6:15 p.m. <> The Neighborhood Associations Council of Clark County meets at 7 p.m. this evening in the Public Works Conference Room, 4700 NE 78th Street. <> Clark Public Utilities’ commissioners meet in regular session at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12. <> Clark County commissioners meet in regular session at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12. <> The Puget Sound Blood Center is holding a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Charter Communications parking lot, 521 NE 136th Avenue. <> The C-TRAN board of directors meet at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, in C-TRAN headquarters, 2425 NE 65th Avenue.
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