Julianna Marler joins Port of
Julianna Marler, Battle Ground, has joined the Port of Vancouver as senior manager of contracts, reports the Port's executive director, Larry Paulson.
Marler's responsibilities include reviewing and approving contracts, interpreting and assuring contract compliance to state and federal laws, regulations and Port procedures, establishing procurement standards and negotiating contracts, as well as developing and overseeing the newly refocused contracts department.
Marler has extensive experience in managing procurement and contracts functions. Before coming to the Port, she worked at the City of Vancouver for nine years, for the last five years as the city’s procurement services manager, where she oversaw purchasing, contracts and accounts payable.
Evergreen Public Schools
Referrals for students in grades two through eight who might benefit from a curriculum tailored for highly capable students are being accepted by Evergreen Public Schools for its Highly Capable Programs for the 2009-2010 school year.
Program courses are designed to address the unique academic, social and emotional needs of academically gifted learners, including a curriculum with a faster pace and greater depth and complexity.
Charlotte Akin, Highly Capable Programs manager, says that to ensure their readiness, students are required to demonstrate high academic achievement of at least one year above their grade level.
Students in grades one through seven will be tested in January, February and early March for possible placement in the 2009-2010 school year.
Anyone may refer a student, including parents, teachers, other students and members of the community. Pre-referral forms and this year's referral packet are available online at http://www.evergreenps.org/Schools/Pages/EXCEL.aspx.
For further information, call Akin at 604-4001. Referrals must be completed by Wednesday, Nov. 26.
Roundabouts part of
The City of Vancouver is planning three roundabouts at NE 34th, 39th and 44th Streets as part of the improvements of NE 137th and 138th Avenues, and has scheduled an open house to discuss the project with neighborhood residents.
The preliminary design calls for one travel lane in each direction separated by a continuous median to enhance capacity and safety for motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists.
The Open House will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, in the Evergreen Room of the tan complex in Evergreen Public Schools Administrative Services, 13501 NE 28th Street
Sgt. Brad Crawford Park
Felida's Sgt. Brad Crawford Neighborhood Park at NW 131st Street and NW 47th Avenue will be dedicated at noon Saturday, Oct. 11. A free community picnic will follow the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Construction of the 2.5-acre neighborhood park began in April 2008. The previously undeveloped site is landscaped and contains trails, a playground, open lawn play areas, picnic tables, and benches.
Crawford worked for the Clark County Sheriff’s Office for eight years before he was killed in the line of duty in 2004. He lived in the Felida neighborhood and was active in his community and church. The park was named in his honor in 2005.
The Felida Neighborhood Association continues to accept donations for remaining memorial features, including a formal entry with plaques telling Sgt. Crawford’s story. To donate to the park fund, call 573-4030.
County commissioner candidates
Candidates for Clark County commissioner districts 1 and 2 will appear in the Forum at the Library at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in Library Hall in the Vancouver Community Library, 1007 E Mill Plain Boulevard.
Candidates for district 1 are Democrat Pam Brokaw and Republican Tom Mielke. Candidates for district 2 are incumbent Republican Marc Boldt and Democrat and Vancouver councilmember Jeanne Harris.
The moderator is Gregg Herrington, public information director for the Battle Ground School District.
The free presentation is co sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Clark County. For further information, call 695-1566.
The same candidates will appear on a program moderated by Marvin Case, publisher of The Reflector, at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, in the auditorium at Washington State University.
Jack Burkman, Vancouver, has been appointed by Gov. Chris Gregoire to the board of trustees of Clark College for a term effective Oct. 1, 2008, ending Sept. 30, 2013. Burkman is retired after 28 years as a Hewlett Packard manager. He serves on the YWCA Clark County Board and the Fort Vancouver Regional Library Board.
Clark County Land Use Hearings (live)—6:30 p.m. CVTV
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