It is hard to believe that it is already August 13th. Time does truly fly when you are having fun and between my Legislative duties and my job at the Clark County Environmental Services Department, I have been traveling around Clark County visiting with constituents and having plenty fun at local fairs and festivals. Here is a quick update on what has been happening in the 17th District!
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I'm honored to be serving our community.
With the beautiful weather, things sure have been busy both in my legislative office and at the Clark County Department of Environmental Services. Summer weather means more community events, community development projects, and is a great time to explore the parks and beautiful destinations in Clark County!
I am truly grateful I have been able to live and work in service to Clark County all these years. This is my home and I cherish this community and my neighbors. In addition to helping many of you for 25 years with business and marketing consulting in my full time job, I have been honored to also serve as your part-time citizen-legislator in Olympia.
I am honored to have received the National Federation of Independent Business Guardian of Small Business award. Thank you! I am also excited to share with you that I was one of only 15 senators to receive a 100 percent “Small Business Score” from the organization. This score reflects my dedication to passing bills that are most important to our small business community.
April was a busy month at the Clark County Environmental Services Department with all of the various Earth Day and community recycling activities! I am pleased to announce that there was a total of 88,300 pounds of waste collected at the Green Neighbors Recycling Days! Great work Clark County! Collecting this waist insures that it was properly recycled and ultimately kept away from a land fill.
April is not the only month to pledge to be more environmentally friendly and recycle. Remember there are opportunities monthly to be a responsible recycler. Coming up this month, you can drop off recycling on Saturday, May 17, 9am – 1pm at Camas Public Works Operations, 1620 SE 8th St and Saturday, May 24 9am – 1pm at the Fisher’s Landing Transit Center, 3510 SE 164th Ave. You can drop off A/C units, batteries, block foam, e-waste, freezers and refrigerators and household hazardous waste just to name a few items.
For most of my adult life, like so many other hard working Washingtonians, I have worked two jobs. I love both of my current positions and I am truly honored to serve the citizens of Clark County as both their Senator and the Director of the Environment Services Department. These two jobs have certainly been keeping me very busy lately and often, the responsibilities of these jobs go hand-in-hand. They offer me unique opportunities to not only meet with Clark County residents, but both my jobs allow me to ensure that Clark County is a safe and healthy place to live, work, operate a business or raise your family.
It is great to be home and back to work at the Clark County Environmental Services Department!
With Earth day coming up on April 22nd, the Clark County Environmental Services department is very busy. It is an exciting time and every day I am honored to be the director of such a hardworking and dedicated team. Being an important month for the Earth and the Environmental Services, I wanted you update you on an exciting grant the Environmental Services department received and two upcoming events in Clark County.
During this year’s short 60 day legislative session I didn’t win every battle, but I did fight tirelessly for veterans, property owners, taxpayers and our most vulnerable.
A Session Review
Now with another session under our belts, I would like to take a moment to update you on a few of the successes and disappointments of the 2014 session.
It’s hard to believe that we are in day 56 of the 60 day 2014 session. A lot has been happening since my last update. On February 18th we finished voting on bills introduced by Senators and began hearing bills from the House. While several of my bills moved to the House for hearings, and there is a lot going on in the Senate, I want to update you on an issue that has received a lot of attention in the media recently. Many of you are already familiar with the Columbia River Crossing (CRC)and the adverse effects the transportation project would have on not only Clark County residents but will cost Oregonians more money from already tight state budgets. I would like to give you a brief update on the CRC, the flaws in the plan and how it threatens Washingtonians property rights.
The 2014 legislative session has been a productive and fast moving session so far.
Being a 60 day “short” session, there has been no time to waste. Today I have a few quick updates for you about some highlights: our work in the State Senate to pass bipartisan job creating legislation and bills I have proposed to protect your property rights and support our veterans.