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Dana Miller named senior program director for grant programs at M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust
Dana Miller, chief advancement officer at George Fox University for the past 11 years, is joining the Vancouver-based M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust as senior program director for grant programs, reports Steve Moore, executive director of the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust.
In his new role Miller will be responsible for providing general leadership and oversight of the Trust’s grant programs and associated processes.
Miller succeeds John Van Zytveld, who is retiring. Van Zytveld, however, will continue with the Trust as a senior advisor helping with science programs and new program development.
Miller, a graduate of Friends University and Kent State University, was a member of the senior leadership for three George Fox presidents. He and his staff raised more than $4.3 million annually for scholarships, programs and other campus needs.
The M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust, founded in 1975, seeks to enrich the quality of life in the five Pacific Northwest states of Oregon, Washington, Montana, Alaska, and Idaho by providing grants and enrichment programs to non-profit organizations that seek to strengthen the region’s educational, spiritual, and cultural base in creative and sustainable ways. The trust has provided over 4000 grants and $550,000,000 since that time.
Jerome Chiong earns state
Jerome Chiong, Clark College culinary arts student, competing statewide in the patisserie/confectionery category, which includes fancy cookies, chocolates and petit fours, won a bronze medal from the American Culinary Federation, Hot Food Pastry and Cold Salon culinary competition.
The competition, which was open to students and professional members of the Washington State Chefs Association, was held in the Renton Technical College in Renton
Chiong served as a cook in the U.S. Army before entering Clark College, where he is working toward a bakery management diploma. His goal is to become a pastry chef.
County Republicans announce
According to county chairman Ryan Hart, Clark County Republicans have announced primary election support for three of the four Republican candidates for county commissioner District 1: Brad Lothspeich, Tom Mielke and Matt Swindell. The county Republicans have endorsed the incumbent Republican District 2 county commissioner Marc Boldt.
At the state level, the county organization endorses the following: Christine Webb for U.S. Representative, 3rd District; Dino Rossi, governor; incumbent Sam Reed, secretary of state; Allan Martin, treasurer; J. Richard McEntee, auditor; incumbent Rob McKenna, attorney general; and incumbent Doug Sutherland, commissioner of public lands.
The county party also endorses the following: 49th District representatives Mike Bomar, Independent Party, Debbie Peterson, and senate write-in candidate Tom Langston; 17th District representatives Micheline Doan and Joseph James, and senate incumbent Don Benton; 18th District representatives incumbents Jaime
Herrera and Ed Orcutt; and senate incumbent Joseph Zarelli.
Three Creek Creeks Advisory
The Three Creeks Advisory Council meets from 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Aug. 14, in the offices of Clark Regional Wastewater District, 8000 NE 52nd Court, to continue its discussion about a community vision for the Three Creeks Special Planning Area.
Clark County commissioners appointed the council to assist the county on transportation, land-use planning and related issues in the planning area, which includes unincorporated areas around Hazel Dell, Felida, Lake Shore, Salmon Creek and the fairgrounds.
County employees who drive as part of their work getting defensive driving course
All Clark County employees who drive during work as part of their job assignment are taking a comprehensive defensive driver training course to increase employee safety and reduce liability, according to county administrator Bill Barron.
Statistics show that 37 percent of workplace fatalities are a result of motor vehicle accidents. The online defensive driver education course is presented by the Clark County Risk Management Office and the Washington County Risk Pool.
CVTV to report primary election results live
Clark/Vancouver Television (CVTV), local government Cable Channel 23, will provide the only live local primary election night television coverage in Clark County starting at 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 19.
Viewers can turn to Channel 23 for up-to-the-minute Clark County primary election results, analysis and commentary. Live CVTV election coverage is also available to viewers on the Internet at www.cvtv.org.
Donna Mason, CVTV executive producer, will anchor coverage featuring candidate interviews and election night analysis from the 6th Floor Hearings Room at the Clark County Public Service Center.
A “Yappy Hour” benefitting the Human Society for Southwest Washington is from 5 p.m. to dusk, this evening in the Island Café in the McCuddy Marina on Hayden Island. A $10 donation benefits the humane society. <> Open Mic Poetry Night, led by Rivkah Loewus, is at 7 p.m. this evening in the Vancouver Community Library 1007 E Evergreen Boulevard. <> The Southwest Washington Blood Program is holding a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, in the parking lot at Charter Communications, 521 NE 136th Avenue. <> Clark County Communicators meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, in the Pacific NW Best Fish Co., 24415 NE 10th Avenue, Ridgefield. The meeting place is east of I-5 and north of the county fairgrounds exit. <> Johnny Limbo and the Lug Nuts headline the 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, Riverview Six-to-Sunset Concert in Esther Short Park. There is no charge. Food vendors are in attendance. Beverage vendors include Carnelian Rose Tea.
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