Movers & Shakers: 9/5/2014


The public works director oversees roads, bridges, water, sewer, stormwater and solid waste facilities throughout the county.

“The board is very confident Mike Moss will provide leadership to all public works divisions and maintain the department’s high standard of customer service,” said Michael Karnofski, board chairman.

Moss has worked for Cowlitz County since 2004, holding the position of Event Center director for the last nine years, which included managing multiple operations. Prior to his tenure at Cowlitz County, he worked in the private sector holding the positions of general manager, plant supervisor and production supervisor.

He earned his bachelor of arts degree in business/human resource management from the University of Washington in 1992.


Perkins & Co, Portland’s largest locally-owned public accounting firm with a newly-opened office in Vancouver, has promoted Clark County resident Jennifer Elder from senior manager to shareholder.

Elder earned a business degree from Washington State University. She joined Perkins & Co. in 1998 and is a leader of the firm’s employee benefit plan audit practice group.

Elder manages audit teams for numerous plans: defined contribution, defined benefit and health and welfare plans. She also assists plan administrators and plan sponsors with ERISA compliance and plan operations.

Her professional and civic involvements include serving as a board member for The Western Pension and Benefits Council and as a committee member for the YWCA Clark County.


Sharon Lamvik has received the Heart of Her Award from Thirty-One Gifts for her 22 years of volunteer service with the Trauma Intervention Program of Portland/Vancouver Inc. Thirty-One Gifts is a direct-selling party-plan company based in Ohio.

Lamvik is the first recipient of the national award, which recognizes one Thirty-One Gifts independent sales consultant who “offers their time, talents and treasure to support philanthropic work focused on the empowerment of girls, women and families while upholding the characteristics of a virtuous woman and balancing a successful business with Thirty-One Gifts.”

The Trauma Intervention Program operates in seven states, training citizens to help others after a traumatic event. The Portland/Vancouver program responds to about 150 calls monthly.

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