Mayor McEnerny-Ogle of Vancouver, Mayor Coston of Washougal and Vancouver Councilmember Stober were among those recognized for their support

More than 65 community members and several elected officials attended the Prevent Coalition Volunteer Appreciation Picnic on June 7th in Vancouver.  Volunteers from each of the nine partnering coalitions from Clark, Skamania and Klickitat counties we’re recognized with a certificate of appreciation for their contributions to community prevention projects and efforts over the past school year.

Certificates awarded by coalition:

  • Prevent Coalition: Jesse Jimenez and Wendy Silverthorne
  • Connect Evergreen: Missy Cummins and STASHA (Strong Teens Against Substance Hazards & Abuse)
  • KLASAC (Klickitat and Lyle Against Substance Abuse Coalition): Carl Coolidge and Barbara Mills
  • La Center United: Eric Hoppe, Nisa McDaid, and Kris Soske
  • One Prevention Alliance: Alex Hays and Emma Penner
  • Our Klickitat: Pam Tindall and Tammara Tippel
  • Prevent Together Battle Ground: Marcy Sprecher and Rocksolid Community Teen Center
  • Unite! Washougal: Paul Greenlee and Andrea Levin
  • West Van for Youth: Christopher Belisle and Angela Riddle

Also recognized for on-going work were members of a tri-county task force for developing a prescription medication safe and secure home storage social marketing campaign. The campaign aims to reduce opioid misuse and will be implemented in Clark, Skamania and Klickitat counties in September of this year.

Several elected officials and community leaders were recognized for their support. Those in attendance include:
– Anne McEnerny-Ogle, Mayor of City of Vancouver
– Ty Stober, Councilmember for City of Vancouver
– Marc Boldt, Clark County Councilmember Chair
– Molly Coston, Mayor of City of Washougal
– Paul Greenlee, Councilmember for City of Washougal
– Jeff Swanson, City Manager for the City of Battle Ground

“We’re so thankful for all the time and effort these volunteers invest to make our communities healthy and safe,” said Joy Lyons, Prevention and Youth Services Manager for Educational Service District 112. “They really care about the work and are making a big difference in our collective quality of life.”