Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Clark County Councilor Temple Lentz to state Board of Health on March 22, with the term ending July 1. She also was appointed to the state’s Affordable Housing Advisory Board in February. The board of health advises the state secretary on health policy issues.
Florida-based restaurant chain Firehouse Subs recently gave Maryellen Mech and Terrie Wagie an Axe Award for Area Representatives of the Year. The two oversee 24 Firehouse Subs restaurants in Portland, Southwest Washington, Eugene, Seattle, Spokane and other locations in the Pacific Northwest. They also own the Firehouse Subs Mill Plain Crossing location at 19151 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd. The award recognizes the highest-performing area representatives in their regions.
Justin Wood was recently promoted by the Building Industry Association of Clark County to the position of government affairs coordinator. The Camas High School and Washington State University graduate has worked at the nonprofit organization for 1½ years. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-694-0933.
Five educators from the Ridgefield School District recently earned certification from the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards, a one- to three-year program to help hone teaching techniques. Recipients were Kristen Sullens and Elizabeth Stamp, both kindergarten teachers at Union Ridge Elementary School; Jamie Heim, a special education and English teacher at Ridgefield High School; Austin Biel, math teacher at Ridgefield High School; and Jennifer Sawyer, teacher on special assignment for elementary professional development. The state awards stipends of approximately $5,505 a year to national board-certified teachers. The Ridgefield School District employs 29 teachers with the certification.