Highlights: NMSD Regular Board Meeting 7/17/14

The Board of Directors unanimously commented on how much they enjoyed the ground breaking  ceremonies. Director Boad administered the Oath of Office to incoming District 2 Board member Leanna Krotzer. Agreements and contracts for next school year were approved. Former Executive Director of Operations and Finance, Paula Bailey, introduced the District's new Executive Director of Operations and Finance, Joel Emery.  The 2014-15 budget will be on the August board meeting agenda. 

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Mason County Commission Meeting

There are no briefings or Commissioner meetings scheduled for the week of July 28.

Active Shooter Training to occur at The Evergreen State College

Details: On Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, The Evergreen State College will be hosting Active Shooter Response Training involving multiple Law Enforcement and Fire Agencies from within Thurston County. The training, which is a joint effort between The Evergreen State College Police Services and the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office, will focus on the collaboration necessary to effectively respond to an active shooter(s) incident. The college will also be testing its own emergency response protocols and communications channels.

While the training should not affect traffic around the campus, neighbors should be aware that police and fire vehicles and personnel will be on campus for the training, which will run from approximately 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The event is part of a larger, county-wide effort to increase preparedness that will include additional training opportunities for first responders and two informational forums for families and community members. Those community forums will take place in September.

Thurston County Sheriff's Office Press Release - July 22, 2014

Businesses Sought For Energy-Efficiency Program

Work supports Governor’s push to reduce toxics. OLYMPIA – Fifty-four Washington businesses saved millions by reducing the amount of electricity and natural gas they use. These businesses increased their bottom lines by collaborating with Department of Ecology engineers in the Technical Resources for Engineering Efficiency (TREE) program.

Since 2008, Ecology has offered energy-efficiency consulting and is now seeking new projects for late 2014 through the first half of 2015. Participating businesses have collectively saved $2.78 million in annual energy savings from reducing electricity usage by 25 million kilowatt-hours and cutting natural gas consumption by 141 billion BTU. Taken together, those projects prevent 22,500 metric tons of carbon from entering the atmosphere every year.

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