2021-22 Officer Installation and News

Newer to our Chapter was installing our 2021-22 Columbia-Willamette Chapter officers virtually last month. Although we were pleased to get together virtually, and even “shared” a meal and had some fun, we all look forward to our 2022 Officer Installation next spring at Top Golf! We thank Michael Wood, Oregon OSHA Administrator, for taking time to join us and conduct our swearing in ceremony.

We were pleased to announce our 2021 Chapter Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) award to the very deserving Wesley Lashbrook, MS, CSP, CIH, FAIHA. Award committee lead Barbara Aguon took the opportunity to join Wes to personally deliver the news and award, joining our meeting virtually. For more than forty years Wes has provided safety, health and industrial hygiene services throughout the U.S. He has participated in ASSP (and AIHA) activities at the chapter, regional and national level, and we appreciate the technical knowledge and support he has shared. Congratulations to Wes! (Wes is pictured below with black mask and plaid shirt with Barbara Aguon on our left).

Congratulations to all of the new officers. We are excited to meet together as a team later in a July to prepare for the year ahead of us. See the 2021-22 Columbia Willamette Chapter Board. We also are seeking volunteers for open positions – might you be interested? We seek 1) webmaster and newsletter editor (can be shared responsibilities); and 2) government affairs representative. Do contact us if you’d like to know more about either of these positions. It’s a great opportunity to be more involved in our chapter and get to know others.

We are also particularly honored to report that the Columbia Willamette Chapter received Platinum Level recognition for 2020-2021. We appreciate 2020-21 officers and members for helping make this happen. Finally, we issue a heartfelt thank you to outgoing Chapter President Mark Frisco. Mark’s leadership was critical during this past especially difficult year, and we appreciate him as a leader, fellow safety and health professional, and friend.

Mark your calendars for our next meeting, Thurs., September 9, 2021 at 11:30 AM. Look for an meeting invitation and topic sent to you by email and posted on this website in August. We plan to meet virtually on a month by month basis, but expect to be seeing you in person sometime late fall or winter. Thanks for your membership and commitment to Columbia Willamette Chapter and ASSP. Have a safe and wonderful summer.