The Grand Opening of “Ed Tower” at Our Heroes Place was celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 409 E. Mill Plain Boulevard on Thursday, December 5th, 2019 at 4:00 pm. Ed Tower, one of two new five-story towers in the Our Heroes Place complex, is a key part of Prestige Development’s unwavering commitment to revitalize Downtown Vancouver through innovative architectural solutions enhancing our community. The ribbon cutting event was organized by Prestige Development CEO Elie Kassab and his staff, Identity Clark County (ICC) President Ron Arp, ICC Vice President Jim Mains, and Sean Philbrook, ICC Program Manager.
Organizers were pleased to be joined at the event by Mayor Anne McInerny-Ogle and several City Council members including Bart Hansen, Laurie Lebowsky, Linda Glover, and Erik Paulsen. Honored guests included County Council members John Blom, Temple Lentz, and Gary Medvigy. Alishia Topper, Greg Kimsey and many other elected current and former officials were also in attendance. The event was also attended by representatives of Congresswoman Jaime Herrera-Beutler, and Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell.
Guests at the event enjoyed catering by Beaches and Warehouse 23. Spectacular desserts were provided by Signature Baking Co. of Battle Ground.
Dedicated to Ed and Dollie Lynch
Ron Arp began the grand opening festivities. Arp is the current President of ICC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening Clark County through “economic expansion and vitality.” Elie Kassab, an ICC Honors Leader and CEO of Prestige Development, followed Arp at the podium. Kassab shared with guests why the two towers in Our Heroes Place complex are named in dedication to Ed and Dollie Lynch. “Ed and Dollie were two of the finest, most generous and loving people you’ll ever meet. Their love for God, family, country and community is unequalled. It is ‘The Highest Love.’”
Ed Lynch was the Chairman of ICC for many years. His vision for Clark County and his dedication to his community inspired many to follow in his footsteps. Kassab said of Lynch, “He was our leader, mentor, and teacher. He lead by example. He and Dollie helped nurture several generations of business, community, and philanthropy leaders. What an example to follow! We all loved Ed and Dollie dearly. Their love for our community and helping others kept on going while on Earth and now in Heaven.”