On Monday, February 22, join Commissioner Romero and her guest, Thurston Thrives Community Coordinator, Liz Davis, for coffee, and learn how to help youth in Thurston County move beyond adversity to brighter futures. Note NEW LOCATION: Pizzeria La Gitana, 309 Yelm Ave E.
In 2011, Thurston County experienced a significant spike in cases of severe child abuse and neglect. Recent statistics have shown a small decrease in cases, but there is still concern about the elevated number of reports of children being harmed. To help address this and other health concerns, the Thurston County Board of Health formed Thurston Thrives in 2013. Now in its second year, the county-wide initiative brings community leaders together to align their efforts for a better Thurston County.
In addition to being the Thurston Thrives Community Coordinator, Liz Davis is also the co-founder and CEO of Northwest Venture Philanthropy. Liz has more than 16 years of experience across multiple disciplines in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. She currently serves on the board of directors of the United Way of Thurston County and the Child Care Action Council, as a member of the Junior League of Olympia, and on the Washington Secretary of State’s Charities Advisory Council. In 2015, Liz was honored as a Champion for Kids by TOGETHER! and was named one of the 40 Under Forty by the Business Examiner. Liz holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the Washington State University and a Master in Teaching from The Evergreen State College.
Commissioner Romero meets once a month with community members for informal coffee chats on a wide variety of local issues. At the end of the guest presentation you will have an opportunity to talk about issues of concern, ask her questions about the county, and share ideas. Romero is the representative of District 2, which includes Yelm, Lacey, and Rainier.
What: Citizen meeting with second district County Commissioner Sandra Romero
When: Monday, January 25, 2016
Rainier: 9:30am – 10:30am, Rainier City Hall, 102 Rochester Street West
Yelm: 11:00am – 12:00pm, NEW LOCATION: Pizzeria La Gitana, 309 Yelm Ave E
Lacey: 2:00pm – 3:00pm, Forza Coffee, 130 Marvin Rd. SE