In Thurston County News: 1. Thurston County in state-wide event for uplifting rural youth, 2. Thurston County Announces NEW County News Page, 3. Big Shoe raises $41,000 for county’s homeless students
– “Rural Pathways to Prosperity Conference in Lacey”
“Thurston County is participating in a state-wide event aimed at uplifting rural youth through economic opportunity”
“The Rural Pathways to Prosperity Conference is one step local leaders are taking to help rural youth access opportunities to help them succeed economically. Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council, Washington State University Extension, Career Connect Washington, Capital Region ESD113, Thurston County Chamber, Thurston Economic Development Council, and Yelm Community Schools are all partnering to host the conference.
“The conference is being held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on May 9 at the Thurston EDC Center for Business & Innovation, South Puget Sound Lacey Campus.”
Click here for more information and to pre-purchase tickets.
– “Thurston County Announces County News Page”
“Thurston County residents now have access to a quarterly newsletter, the Habitat Conservation Plan, a citizen engagement tool, news releases, and other information, all on a new webpage.
“According to a statement released by the county, the new webpage “is part of a continued effort to enhance transparency and share information about County business with citizens.”
“The quarterly newsletter, called County Up Close, will inform residents about department and office updates, job opportunities, and actions by the commissioner,” by South Sound Business.
– “Big Shoe raises $41,000 for homeless kids”
“A really big thanks to the Brothers Four and everyone who played a role in Entertainment Explosion’s A Really Big Shoe 12 benefit concert for homeless kids held Feb. 25 at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts. Together we raised an amazing $41,600, for a 12-year total of just over $317.000.
“In April we distributed $4,000 checks (up from $2,900) to Community Youth Services and the Tumwater, North Thurston, Olympia, Shelton, Tenino, Rainier, Rochester and Yelm school districts. The money is used to help more than 2,000 homeless kids, and 4,000 served by CYS,” By Scott Schoengarth, Letter to the Editor in The Olympian.