Community Focus

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  • Monday, March 3, 2008 6:53am

Chamber picks

board members

The Greater Edmonds Chamber of Commerce board of directors unanimously elected six candidates to three-year terms on the Board beginning Jan. 1, 2006.

First-year board members are Theresa Poalucci, publisher of The Journal Newspapers; and Petra Rousu, owner of the Savvy Traveler. Returning members are Bob Barley, retired bank executive; Chris Keuss, director of Port of Edmonds; Strom Peterson, owner of Resident Cheesemonger; and Wayne Purser, real-estate agent with Coldwell Banker Bain.

Hekinan exchange

tour takes shape

Beginning Dec. 1 the Edmonds Sister City Commission will begin accepting applications from students interested in visiting Japan in the summer of 2006.

Up to 15 students ages 14-18 will be accepted for a 15-day trip in July to Edmonds’ sister city of Hekinan, Japan. The annual cultural exchange began in 1990 and has organized visits for more than 400 students and chaperones.

The commission also is seeking chaperones for the two-week exchange visit. Application deadline is Friday, Jan. 6.

Interested persons may pick up application packets at the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St., or call 425-771-0230 to ask that one be mailed.

Funds available for

environment work

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting applications to fund projects that support community-driven approaches to solving environmental problems in Region 10 (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington). Proposals will be accepted for innovative projects ranging from $5,000 to $50,000.

EPA’s Regional Geographic Initiative (RGI) funds projects that fill critical gaps in the agency’s ability to protect human health and the environment. The funds are available to local governments, tribes, states and nonprofit groups such as watershed councils.

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