Click here to learn more about the weekend degree program at Clark College
Clark College professional earns accreditation in public relations
Barbara Kerr, executive director of communications and marketing at Clark College, has successfully completed the Examination for Accreditation in Public Relations, entitling her to use the APR professional designation.
The accreditation program aims to improve the practice of public relations by assessing competence in 60 areas of knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) associated with the profession. The examination is designed for public relations professionals with five to seven years of job experience and/or a bachelor’s degree in a communications field. Candidates who successfully complete the process, including presenting their portfolio to a readiness review panel of three peers and sitting for a computer-based examination, are granted the APR.
A graduate of Ithaca College, Kerr joined Clark College in 2004. Her communications career included positions as news director, anchor, reporter, and producer at network television affiliates in Ohio and Maryland. She has served as a media advisor for government, business, public and nonprofit organizations in cities including New York City, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., as well as internationally in Bulgaria, Hong Kong and the Philippines.
“Earning the APR reflects a mastery of the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to succeed in our increasingly complex profession,” said Felicia Blow, APR, 2009 chair of the Universal Accreditation Board. “Practitioners who achieve the designation are demonstrating their commitment not only to our profession, but also to a strong code of ethics and to the betterment of their organizations and clients.”
For more information about the UAB and the APR designation, visit www.praccreditation.org.
Shoreline master program update seeking advisory committee members
Battle Ground, Camas, Clark County, La Center, Ridgefield, Vancouver, Washougal, and Yacolt are cooperating in updating their Shoreline Master Programs. The jurisdictions are contacting interested citizens to serve on the Shoreline Stakeholders Advisory Committee as at-large advisors. The committee will focus on developing shoreline goals, policies, and regulations, facilitating development of the community's shoreline vision, and reviewing the cumulative impacts analysis.
More information can be found online at www.cityofvancouver.us/shoreline.
Clark County Fair Association announces concert venue changes for 2010
With the successful venture of hosting two of the 2009 Clark County Fair concerts in the Amphitheater at Clark County, the board of directors and fair manager approved moving all of its 2010 Clark County Fair concerts to the Amphitheater at Clark County.
The fair will now bring in higher level national entertainment than the traditional free grandstand concerts. Tickets for the concerts will be offered at affordable prices, which will also include admission to the fair for that particular day.
These changes expand the entertainment opportunities for fairgoers as the concerts in the grandstands will be replaced with new free afternoon and evening family entertainment. Having concerts in the grandstands limited the fair to one event a day in a venue that could bring a variety of free family entertainment to the fair. Possibilities for the additional shows include more rodeo events, a western show, and more fan-favorite motorsports events, along with the extremely popular Knights of the Realm Medieval Jousting event that was new this year.
The specific events will be finalized in the coming months.
The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce is holding a Halloween-themed event from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27, Waterford at Fairway Village, 2911 SE Village Loop, Vancouver. Cost is $10 for members and $20 for non-members. To RSVP, click here. <> The public is welcome to attend the Veterans Day program that will be held at from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, at The Quarry Senior Living in Vancouver. For more information about this event, contact Jan Beyer at 944-6000 ext. 5407. <> The Friends of Three Creeks Community will hold a used book sale Saturday, Oct. 17, at 8 a.m. for Friends members, and at 10 a.m. for the general public, in the community room of the library. Over 10,000 books will be available for purchase, including a wide range of fiction, non-fiction, and children’s books. Hard-cover books sell for $1.00; paperbacks, for fifty cents. Proceeds of the sale help support special library purchases and programming, such as the Summer Reading Program. For further details, please contact Karen and Dennis Johnson at 576-8781.
Planning Commission meets from 4 to 6 :15 p.m. tonight, Oct. 13, for workshops, followed by hearings at 7 p.m., 210 E 13th Street. <> The public is invited to view potential designs for the Community Connector Project, which will reconnect Fort Vancouver National Site with downtown Vancouver. The public exhibit and design presentations are being presented at 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, at the Pearson Air Museum, 1115 E. Fifth Street. Call 992-1835 for more information. <> Parks Advisory Board meets at 6:30 p.m. tonight, Oct. 13, at the Battle Ground Community Center, 912 East Main Street. Call 342-5385 for more information. <> La Center Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. tonight, Oct. 13, City Council chambers, 214 E 4th Street. <> The Park Advisory Board is meeting at 7 p.m. tonight, Oct. 13, in the Ridgefield Community Center, 210 N Main Avenue. <> Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce is co-sponsoring a Clark County League of Women's Voters Candidates Forum with the Camas-Washougal Rotary Club. This forum will host candidates running for seats in the 15th Legislative District, City of Washougal, Port of Camas-Washougal, and East County Fire and Rescue. The forum will be held at 6:30 p.m. tonight, Oct. 13, Washougal High School, 1201 39th Street. Call 693-9966 for more information. <> Planning Commission meets for an urban forestry work session at 6 p.m. tonight, Oct. 13, in City Council chambers, Washougal. <> Port of Ridgefield is holding a regular meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, in the Port Office, 111 W. Division Street. <> Mayor Royce Pollard is having a fundraising event from 5:30 to 7 p.m. tonight, Oct. 13, at Northwest Renewable Energy Institute, 200 Grand Blvd.,Vancouver.
Tuesday on the air
8th Annual Recovery Forum (9-24)—5 p.m. CVTV
Vancouver Planning Commission (live)—7 p.m. CVTV
Community Calendar Links
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 Headlines
Links to news of local & national significance
Google Top News Headlines: http://news.google.com/