NEWS BRIEFS: Sequim finance, utility office closed Friday morning … and other items

SEQUIM — The city of Sequim’s finance and utility billing office will be closed from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday for a staff planning meeting.

Customers can visit the office at the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar St., after 11 a.m. Friday for business matters.

For more information, contact Administrative Services Director Sue Hagener at 360-681-3428 or shagener@sequimwa.gov.

Sequim accepting scholarship applications

SEQUIM — The city of Sequim is accepting applications for a scholarship fund from the Association of Washington Cities Center for Quality Communities.

The center, a 501(c)(3) organization that promotes municipal leadership development and civic

engagement, will award six $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors who are actively engaged in the community and/or city government and plan to attend a post-secondary school in fall 2017.

To be eligible, students must be graduating from high school, home school or receiving a GED in spring/summer 2017; and live in the Clallam County boundaries of the Sequim School District.

To apply or for more information, visit http://cfqc.org.

Applications must be submitted by Feb. 24 to City of Sequim, Attn: Karen Kuznek-Reese, 152 W. Cedar St., Sequim, WA 98382, or kkuznek@sequimwa.gov.

New manager joins OMC in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES — Andrew Rowe recently joined Olympic Medical Center as respiratory care manager, according to a news release.

Rowe, a registered respiratory therapist, will lead the respiratory therapy department.

He has more than 10 years of acute-care clinical experience in respiratory therapy, including five years in management.

Rowe also has experience as a community educator in tobacco cessation and eight years’ experience as an emergency medical technician and firefighter.

He holds a Bachelor of Science from Boise State University and is currently working to obtain a Master of Arts in healthcare administration and organizational development from Colorado State University.

Rowe’s areas of interest include quality improvement, patient safety and advocacy, public health and pulmonary rehabilitation.

“We are very pleased to have Andrew in this role,” said Scott Kennedy, chief medical officer.

“His clinical expertise in providing respiratory services to patients partnered with his focus on quality and safety is a great fit for this organization.”

Rowe comes to the community from Skagit Regional Health, where he served as interim director of pulmonary services.

He is also an amateur photographer who loves to spend time outdoors with his wife and dog.

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