Washington Student Achievement Council Begins Roadmap Implementation

On February 3, the Council will receive its first update on implementation of Roadmap recommendations. The 2013 Roadmap Report , a plan to increase educational attainment in Washington, was submitted to the Legislature and Governor in December 2013. The report set two statewide attainment goals and recommended 12 strategies to achieve these goals by 2023.
The Council will review the work of three committees developed to inform implementation of Roadmap recommendations:

  • Committee for Academic Affairs and Policy.
  • Committee for Student Support.
  • Committee for Funding and Affordability.
  • Committee members will meet throughout 2014.

The Council will also review progress on the Roadmap communication plan and legislative efforts. Tim Wilson, Apprenticeship Program Manager at Department of Labor and Industries, will present an overview of the apprenticeship process.
The meeting will be held at the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges in Olympia and is scheduled from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Cascade Room.
Materials will be available online the day of the meeting.

January 30, 2014

Mark Reed ScholarshipProgram

January 30, 2014)  Officials from Green Diamond Resource Company’s Mark E. Reed Scholarship board announced recently that eight $3000 scholarships will be awarded to high school and under-graduate college students in 2014. Eligible individuals must be Green Diamond Resource Company employees, sons or daughters of employees, or students in one of Green Diamond’s Mason and East Grays Harbor operating communities. The scholarship program was established in 1947 in the memory of Mark E. Reed, who was Simpson Logging Company president from 1914 until his death in 1933.
Applications for the Mark E. Reed Scholarship program are available on the Green Diamond website, www.greendiamond.com. Questions may be directed to Diana Goldy, secretary of the Washington Scholarship Board, at 360-427-4703 or e-mail to .
The deadline for receiving applications is Friday, February 28, 2014.
Headquartered in Seattle, Green Diamond Resource Company owns and manages working forestland in Washington and California.

Mason County Civil Service Commission Vacancy

The Board of Mason County Commissioners is seeking applications to fill a vacated position that will expire December 31, 2018 on the Mason County Civil Service Commission. Full Press Release HERE.

Grand Opening: New Sheriff's Precinct In Belfair

Ribbon Cutting, Building Dedication, Open House & BBQ Planned For The Sheriff’s Office New North Precinct in Belfair.   The Mason County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the grand opening and building dedication of our North Precinct, located at 23293 NE State Route 3, Belfair, WA, 98528.

The ribbon cutting and building dedication ceremony will take place on Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 at 11 AM, with a public open house and free BBQ to follow from noon until 4 PM.Due to the honored service of former Sheriff Steve Whybark and his first establishment of Sheriff’s Office volunteers for the Belfair Substation, the new North Precinct will be dedicated as the “Sheriff Steve Whybark Public Safety Building”.This event is open to the public!  Everyone is encouraged to attend this special event!There will be: