Stronger Vancouver seeks input

The City of Vancouver will seek public input about a package of proposed safety, parks and economic development investments known as the Stronger Vancouver initiative at three community open houses in August. All three open houses will take place between 4 and 7 p.m., with short presentations at 4:30 and 6 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.

  • Wednesday, Aug. 21 at the Red Cross Building, 605 Barnes St.
  • Thursday, Aug. 22 at the Firstenburg Community Center, 700 N.E. 136th Ave.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 27 at the Water Resources Education Center, 4600 Columbia Way

The mayor, city councilmembers and city staff will be in attendance at all three events. An online survey is also available until Sept. 15 for those who cannot attend an event or open house. More information about the Stronger Vancouver initiative, including a calendar of community events and the online survey, can be found at



Joanna Yorke is the managing editor of the Vancouver Business Journal. She has worked in the journalism field since 2010 after graduating from the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University in Pullman. Yorke worked at The Reflector Newspaper in Battle Ground for six years and then worked at and helped start