May 2015 HDSCBA Newsletter - Hazel Dell Salmon Creek Business

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May Speakers
This Month Jeff Swanson with Clark County Economic Development and Martin Snell
of Clark County Community Development will be our guest speakers Jeff Swanson is Clark County’s director of economic development, a position he has held
since April, 2014. Jeff previously worked for Clark County’s General Services department
as the program coordinator for the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad.
Prior to joining Clark County in July, 2013, Jeff worked in the manufacturing and
transportation sectors, holding various management positions. He has more than 20
years’ experience in industrial transportation and supply chain management, including
rail and marine transportation. He also has worked as a management consultant,
advising business clients on economic and environmental matters, finance and general
business management. Jeff has also been an adjunct professor of economics and
business administration at Portland State University.
Jeff is currently a doctoral candidate in Portland State University’s Systems Science
program. He also holds Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in
economics, as well as Graduate Certificates in Environmental/Resource Economics and
Computer Modeling/Simulation from PSU.
Marty is responsible for overseeing animal protection and control, building safety, code
enforcement, the fire marshal’s office, development review and the Permit Center.
Reporting to the County Manager, Marty works closely with the Board of Clark County
Councilors on building, development, and land use issues for one of the state’s largest
and fastest growing counties. Prior to this current position, Marty was the Director of
Community Planning for Clark County, where he oversaw the county’s growth
management program.
Before joining Clark County in October 2005, Marty worked for nearly sixteen years in
both Camas and Washougal managing many complex projects, including work on
growth management plans, changes to development and environmental plans and
regulations, overseeing sub­area planning, executing annexations, and assisting with
economic development strategies. His experience has covered a broad spectrum of
growth­related issues, which extended to working closely with a variety of professionals
and interest groups, appointed bodies and legislative authorities.
Marty holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Western
Washington University and a Master of Public Administration degree from Portland State
University. Professionally, Marty is a member of the American Planning Association
(APA) and the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). He has served as
president of both Washington City Planning Directors Association and Washington
State Association of County and Regional Planning Directors, where he remains active
Marty and his wife Brenda live in Camas and have two sons, Tanner (age 15) and
Andrew (age 9).
Next Meeting:
Wed. May 13 , 2015
11:45 ­ 1:00 pm
Meeting $5 Includes beverages
Meeting with Lunch $10
Would you like to make a difference in
our Community? Here is some great
ways to Help out and get involved. Here
are just a few of our opportunities. We
also would like help with our events,
outreach, speakers, etc.
Contact Sharif Burdzik ­
[email protected]
Dellan Redjou ­
[email protected]
Make checks payable to HDSCBA
40 et 8 annex 7607 NE 26th Ave. Enter
on 78th St
[email protected]
Hazel Dell Parade of Bands:
Many opportunities available
Contact Shawn Hanlon
[email protected]
To sponsor the Parade
Contact Tony Ruestig
[email protected]
Fire Station 6 Open House:
June 6, 2015
Help tend HDSCBA table, give balloons
to kids.
Contact Lisa Houser
[email protected]
Relay For Life:
July 11, 2015
This year HDSCBA will help sponsor
this awesome community event.
If you would like to tend our table,
promote yourself, donate items to
Contact Lisa Houser
[email protected]
You are cordially invited to attend our
Grand Marshal’s Reception
on Friday, May 15 The Hazel Dell/Salmon Creek Business Association will be hosting a reception to honor our former Sheriff
Garry Lucas. Sheriff Lucas will be serving as this year’s Parade of Bands Grand Marshal and lead the 2015
“Wild, Wild West” parade forward.
Please join us to congratulate Sheriff Lucas on his retirement and share fond memories from his tenure in
Clark County as our chief law enforcement officer.
Please RSVP by Monday, May 11 to Ginger Schmidt
(360) 921­4631 or e­mail [email protected]
Date: Friday, May 15, 2015
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Dress: Casual
Where 40 et 8 Chateau, 7607 NE 26th Avenue, Vancouver 98665
Join us in showing Sheriff Lucas our appreciation for the valuable
role he has had in keeping our homes, families and businesses safe
and secure throughout his law enforcement career in our
Enjoy light refreshments: meat, cheese, meatballs and veggie
platters with beer and wine while you visit with our newly­retired
Sheriff Lucas.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 ­ 11:00am to 1:30pm
Come get a free hot dog and your photo with the famed Oscar Mayer Weinermobile at a special
neighborhood cook out sponsored and hosted by the residents of The Hampton at Salmon Creek!
The visit will include free hot dogs, photos, free Wienerwhistles, games for kids and grandparents and live
In the spirit of sharing a piece of American culture with the next generation, the ladies and gentlemen who live
at The Hampton at Salmon Creek Memory Care Community are hosting the event in their front yard and
buying all the wieners. They’ll also be selling ice cream to raise funds to end Alzheimer’s disease. Local
businesses and local organizations will host games and giveaways to add even more fun to the cook out.
It’s an open invitation. Local businesses and non­profit organization are invited to participate with a booth
and/or game! Call Benjamin Surmi at 360­619­8307 for details.
RSVP at 360­949­7647.
Visit for fun facts and an App.
Community Event Contact Information
Contact Person: Benjamin Surmi
Phone Number: 360.949.7647
Email Address: [email protected]
Location The Hampton at Salmon Creek
The Murals of Clark County
Calendar Date:Thursday, May 7, 2015 ­ 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Come and visit Clearwater Springs Assisted Living for a presentation all the beautiful murals seen on
buildings throughout Vancouver and Clark County by guest lecturer Jerry Rolling, founder of the Clark
County Mural Society.
Come and learn all about Clark County’s Murals from co­founder, Jerry Rolling. Murals are a unique and
appealing way to capture the history and culture of an area while renewing community pride and instilling an
appreciation of art, history and culture in residents and visitors alike. Learn more about the history of murals,
why the present murals were selected and the future of Clark County murals.
This presentation is open to the public and free of charge. Please call 360­546­3344 to RSVP or if you have
Community Event Contact Information
Contact Person: Deb Coakes Wright
Phone Number: 360­546­3344
Email Address: [email protected]
Location Clearwater Springs Assisted Living 201 NW 78th St. Vancouver, WA 98665
Let the good times roll
Cinco de Mayo with the Stars
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 ­ 4:00pm to 8:30pm
Help support the Clark County Veterans Community Garden project with a night of great music and more at
the 40 et 8Save and Exit Bingo Parlor in Hazel Dell!
4 pm Art Miller ~ Ragtime & Blues
4:30 pm Rachel Len ~ Pop & Country
5 pm Doug Smith ~ Grammy Award winner with Judy Koch Smith
6 pm National Anthem performed by Sarah Billings with the Young Marines
6:10 pm Groove Nation Dance Academy ~ Rose Garden performers
6:30 pm Norman Sylvester ~ Music Hall of Famer with Sarah Billings
7:30 pm Ricky Lee Jackson Band with Shawna Quade
Admission is just $15 in advance and $20 at the door and includes a taco bar, beverages & gourmet
Tickets available at Beacock Music, Hazel Dell Animal Hospital, all Riverview Community Bank branches
and online at
VIP Tables of 10 are available for just $150
Bingo For a Cure
May 12th 5:30 pm
Come join the fun while helping this great cause. All proceeds go to The American Cancer
Enjoy Spaghetti dinner then get ready for BINGO.
40 et 8 bingo parlor Hazel Dell
$20 per person Buy a table of 6 for $100
Contact Lisa Houser 360­798­8442 or [email protected]
Purchase tickets at:
or at Utopia Salon & Day Spa
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