By Norris McDonald
This was a very good week. Two very exciting events included, 1) meeting two of my latest program partners in person: Wayne Hubbard and Candice Price of Urban American Outdoors and 2) opening a Seattle Office. Wayne and Candice were in town for a meeting at The White House.
|Wayne Hubbard, Candice Price, Norris McDonald|
We had an excellent chat over lunch at our office. We are trying to implement some very exciting programs together. It is always refreshing when people want to work together for the greater good.
We also came to an agreement with Paris Yates to open an AAEA Office in Seattle, Washington. The AAEA Seattle Office will cover environmental issues in the Pacific Northwest. AAEA is one of the outreach arms of the Center.
Paris was born and raised in Seattle Washington. Over the past two decades, Yates has worked at local government and state parks departments operating and maintaining parks and recreation grounds and facilities. He has also worked with local community leaders and environmental agencies volunteering for projects designed to get residential people of color involved in their natural environment and access to federal environmental incentives. Yates holds an A.A.S. in Horticulture from South Seattle Community College and a B.A. in Environmental Studies from The Evergreen State College.