Friday, April 16, 2010

Speak Your Mind at the Next Vancouver "Face-to-Face"

I want to hear what you have to say, Vancouver! This city is great because of the people who live and work here -- and your City Council wants to hear directly from you. Please join us next week -- Wednesday, April 21, from 6:30-8:30pm, at the Hudson's Bay High School Commons.

For more information, the school's street address, and a summary of our last Face-to-Face in January, please visit the City website.

I really do hope to see you there. It'll be Q&A format, so we can really TALK about things. I'll lead the conversation, and my fellow City Councilmembers will be able to join the discussion, too.

Thanks for all you do to make our city the place we want to be -- I look forward to seeing you next week!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Arbor Day Celebration Wednesday April 14

Join the City of Vancouver this Wednesday from 11am-Noon for our official Arbor Day celebration!

We'll be at the Mayor's Grove in Marshall Community Park, 1009 E. McLoughlin. This year's celebration theme, "Planting Trees Today for our Children's Tomorrow," highlights the benefits of urban trees for future generations.
Featured events include a ceremonial tree planting, giveaway of free tree seedlings, children's crafts and activities, Mac Award ceremony and a presentation of awards for the City of Vancouver and Clark Public Utilities' urban forest efforts.
Vancouver will be recognized as Tree City USA for the 21st consecutive year and will also receive the prestigious Tree City USA Growth Award for further commitment to promoting urban tree canopy.

Commissioner Carol Curtis will also accept an award honoring Clark Public Utilities for TreeLine USA for the 11th consecutive year!

Thank to sponsors US Forest Service, Washington State Department of Natural Resources and Clark Public Utilities, for helping the City of Vancouver celebrate the legacy of urban trees.

For more information and details about Vancouver's Arbor Month events, please visit the Vancouver Urban Forestry website at