People in Business
The Battle Ground Public Schools board of directors voted unanimously to appoint Andrew Lawhon to fill the District 2 position. Lawhon was one of four candidates interviewed at a special meeting Feb. 21. He will be sworn in at the regular school board meeting March 13.
Lawhon holds a law degree from Gonzaga University and works as an attorney and as a Clark County District Court judge pro tempore. He is involved in judging middle and high school mock trials, leading youth activities at his local church and participating in the Knights of Columbus. Lawhon also serves on the board of directors of the nonprofit Aquinas Vancouver. He and his wife are the parents of seven children, some of whom attend Battle Ground schools.
The District 2 position will be up for election in the August primary (if applicable) and November 2023 general election.
Vancouver City Councilor Diana Perez has been appointed to the National League of Cities’ 2023 Race Equity and Leadership Council. Perez was elected to a one-year term to develop and guide programs among local elected officials from similar communities. The appointment was announced by league President Victoria Woodards, who is also mayor of Tacoma. Perez will play a key role among a diverse group of local leaders to encourage collaboration, networking and the development of resources and programs beneficial to communities that share demographics, size or location that can be replicated across the country.
Jennifer Senescu, executive director of the Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce, was recently appointed to the Camas City Council by a 4-2 vote following a formal interview with six candidates. The interview and vote was conducted by Mayor Steve Hogan and council members.