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March 10, 2017

President's Message
We are pleased to announce our March 30th Lunch & Learn Program with Kayla Van Winkle, Service Line Director for Occupational Medicine at Confluence Health. This is a topic that ranks high on our member interest list so we’re excited to bring this to you as our first event of 2017.  I look forward to seeing you then!   

Another exciting area we are exploring is offering satellite programming and/or mirror Lunch & Learn events out of Big Bend Community College and Ellensburg locations.

I am honored to be working with such an incredible Board and we are very excited about what we are planning to bring to you this year.  A special thank you to members who responded to our recent Programs Survey to help guide program planning for this year. 

If you are interested in serving on the Board or a committee now or in 2018, please touch base with me and we can discuss options. The opportunities are endless for career development, fun, networking, colleague support and fulfillment in volunteerism.

Best wishes,
AVHRA President
Director of Human Resources, City of Wenatchee   
Creating Highly Effective Drug Testing
hursday, March 30th, 2017 at the Confluence Technology Center (CTC) from 12 - 1:30 pm (lunch included - RR Café is Catering – Yummm!).
Kayla will share her expertise in developing and managing an effective drug testing program.  
(Register here)

2017 Local Salary Survey
You are invited to participate!  Chelan PUD has hired Milliman, a Seattle based consulting firm, to conduct a custom local salary survey for entry level positions.  The survey will be launched in April and results are free for participants.  To request an invitation, please contact Connie Russell at or Allison Brodine at

Legislative Update from Brian A. Walker, Ogden Murphy Wallace PLLC
Hugging in the workplace can create a hostile work environment, according to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ recent decision in Zetwick v. County of Yolo, No. 14-17341 (9th Cir. Feb. 23, 2017).  [More] 

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Board of Directors
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2017 Program List  
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Board of Directors
President: Kari Page, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Programs: Jeremy Jordon, CPLP, SAPM
Communications/Website: Leanna Cockrum, SPHR
 Hana Tate, SHRM-CP, PHR  
Treasurer:  Jennifer West
Membership:  Kristine Foreman, SHRM-CP, PHR
Secretary/Foundation:  Brenda Reagan, SHRM-CP, PHR
Certification:  Lisa Lee, PHR
Diversity/Legislative:  Erin McCool, Associate Attorney
College Relations:  Staci Sleigh-Layman, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Past President(s): Ruth Erwert, SPHR / Reagan Bellamy, PHR
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