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March 2, 2024

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Clark County Business Briefing

The Columbian
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Woodland Public Schools welcomed Paul McLendon as the newly elected representative for the Director District 2 board position. McLendon will be sworn into office at the regular board meeting on Dec. 14.

McLendon decided to run for the school board to help uphold Woodland Public Schools’ mission to provide quality education to all students. “I love everything about Woodland, especially seeing my classmates around town,” he said. “I want to help ensure all students have a great school experience while getting a top-level education.”

McLendon, a Woodland native, attended Woodland Public Schools for his entire K-12 academic career, earning his diploma from Woodland High School. McLendon’s goals as board director include providing transparent communications with the community, ensuring staff and students have the proper curriculum for educational success, and to help recruit and keep qualified educators and administrators. McLendon succeeds Janice Watts, who served from 2007 to 2023.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation announced the Greater Vancouver Chamber as a winner in the 2023 Citizens Awards, a program that honors purpose-driven businesses for their leadership in solving the world’s biggest challenges. Greater Vancouver Chamber was recognized in the Best Civic Engagement Program category for its initiative Future Makers: Civics and Leadership.

The chamber hosts the 2023 Southwest Washington Civics Bee in collaboration with regional commissions, agencies, and city councils. The event offers middle-school students opportunities to deepen their understanding of civics and politics.


The Columbian welcomes submissions about Clark County residents or businesses, as well as regional business events. Information must be received by noon of the Tuesday preceding the intended Sunday publication date. Send to hope.martinez@columbian.com or fax 360-735-4540. Sales awards are not published.

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