Former Olympia Mayor, Doug Mah, to lead Thurston County Chamber’s Public Policy division

Olympia, Washington – Recognizing the increasing complexity of public policy and the impacts of policy decisions on Thurston County, the Thurston County Chamber is devoting resources to launch a new public policy division. Doug Mah of Doug Mah & Associates will be retained to lead this division beginning Oct. 1, 2016. “We believe that coordinated…

Calling for Nominations for the Nancie Payne Workplace Excellence Award

Nancie Payne, Ph.D., was a longstanding member of the Board of Directors for Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council (PacMtn). PacMtn is, a community based organization, whose mission is to lead dynamic regional workforce development that enhances economic success throughout  Thurston, Mason, Lewis, Pacific and Grays Harbor counties.  Nancie served multiple years as the Chair of…

Transit Authority Seeks Members for its Citizen Advisory Committee

Olympia, WA –The Intercity Transit Authority seeks members for its Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC). The 20-member advisory group provides input to the Authority on public transportation issues such as Dial-A-Lift policies, service changes, strategic plans, the budget, fare structures, transit amenities, and other issues. Applicants must be Thurston County residents. To apply for these volunteer…

Local Chemistry Collaboration Wins Grant for Undergraduate Research

Recent work between South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) and community partners has won the college’s Natural and Applied Sciences division the Collaborative Opportunities Grant. The grant, awarded by the American Chemical Society, will support the ongoing development of undergraduate research opportunities for SPSCC students. This collaborative program enables SPSCC students interact with—and create a bridge to—faculty, four-year institutions, local…