Shelley Das named Clark
grants development director
Shelley Das has been appointed director of grants
development at Clark College, reports college president Bob Knight.
Das will collaborate with faculty and
staff, the Clark College Foundation, employers, and community partners
to develop and acquire federal, state, local and private sector grants
to develop programs and support our students, according to Knight.
Das has more than 15 years of experience
in developing grant proposals, research, policy analysis, project
management, and program development related to labor force development,
skills integration, immigrants, women, diversity, human rights and
Das, who earned a masters degree in
political science from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, previously
served as executive director of the National Visible Minority Council on
Labour Force Development, national representative and researcher for the
Canadian Labour Congress (the Canadian equivalent of the AFL-CIO),
developmental program officer for the Public Service Alliance of Canada,
consultant for Women’s Health in Women’s Hands, and executive director
of the National Organization of Immigrant and Visible Minority Women of
Canada. Since 2007, Das has served as a public policy advocate for YWCA
During 2007-2008, Clark College obtained grants worth
over $3 million.
Smithsonian exhibit coming to
Clark County Historical Museum
The Smithsonian Institution’s
exhibit Key Ingredients: America by
Food, covering 500 years of American food culture, will be shown
for six weeks beginning Saturday, July 26, in the Clark County
Historical Museum, 1511 Main Street.
There is no admission fee on
the opening day, which begins at 3 p.m. with the sale of a classic
cookbook, according to museum executive director
Susan Tissot. On opening day 16th
Street just north of the museum will be closed to make way for
restaurants and food vendors.
Port of Kalama’s 250-acre
development free of tax dollars
The Port of Kalama’s proposed
East Port light industrial business park and public use project along
2,500 feet of Kalama River frontage west of Kalama River Road is being
put together without requiring any tax support, according to
Randy Sweet, president of the
Port of Kalama.
Sweet says, “Over the past
eight years the port has been acquiring the property east of I-5 along
the Kalama River Road.” He adds, “the port has not relied on a tax levy
for operations and growth for more than a decade.”
The new project is undergoing
development and permitting procedures and will be the subject of public
In addition to a business park
and light industrial sites, the development contains 45 acres set aside
for a new county fairgrounds and new and expanded baseball, softball and
Free sports physicals offered
three Vancouver high schools
Family Medicine of Southwest
Washington and the Vancouver School District are offering free sports
physicals for students who need the physicals to be cleared for playing
sports during the 2008-2009 school year at Hudson’s Bay, Fort Vancouver
and Skyview High Schools.
The physicals. As follow, are
from 1 to 4:30 p.m.: Thursday, Aug. 14, at Hudson’s Bay High School;
Friday, Aug. 15, at Fort Vancouver High School; and Monday, Aug. 18, at
Skyview High School.
For further information and to
sign-up, call 313-1044.
The Vancouver City Council
meets in workshop session at 4 p.m. today.
.The Vancouver City Council meets in regular session at 6 p.m. today.
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 County commissioners meet in regular session at 10 a.m. Tuesday,
Vancouver City Council Workshop (live)—4 p.m. CVTV
MLB All-Star Game (live)—5 p.m. Fox
Northwest Indian News—6:30 p.m. FVTV
Vancouver City Council (7/7)—7 p.m. CVTV
17th District Position 1 Candidates—9:55 p.m. CVTV
49th District, Position 1 Candidates—10:30 p.m. CVTV
Clark County Land Use Appeals (7/2)—11 p.m. CVTV
Redman just like
Coats says Aug. 31 is a
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