Apply for Youth Advisory Council; Spring plant sale approaching; Public safety job fair scheduled; Dig safe this spring

Apply for Youth Advisory Council

The City is now accepting applications for the 2018-19 Youth Advisory Council.

A panel of City officials choose nine-12th grade students to serve on the YAC. The students chosen for this opportunity will meet, at minimum, on a monthly basis to learn about the city's operational and legislative process. Their focus will be on issues that affect city youth and determining solutions to address them. Members of the YAC will also be expected to attend events outside of their monthly meetings, such as City Council meetings and events organized by the city and the Youth Council.

YAC members will gain a comprehensive understanding on how and why the City of West Linn operates. Simultaneously, they will be expected to engage with their fellow council members and peers through various outreach methods to identify issues that are affecting the youth of West Linn. Once such issues have been identified it will be the Youth Advisory Council members who will propose solutions and then, with Youth Advisory Council majority approval, work to see those solutions implemented.

The deadline to apply is May 2. Applications can be found at

Spring plant sale approaching

The Robinwood Community Garden will host its sixth annual spring plant sale April 28-29 at Robinwood Station.

Gardeners will find everything from tomatoes to eggplants, peppers, strawberries, perennial plants, natives and more.

All purchases support the community garden. The sale runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 28 and 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 29.

Learn more at or by calling 503-451-0289.

Public safety job fair

The Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police, Oregon State Sheriff's Association, Oregon Peace Officers Association, and the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is hosting the Oregon Law Enforcement Career Fair at the Oregon Public Safety Academy at 4190 Aumsville Highway SE in Salem on Friday, April 20  and Saturday, April 21.  Both days will run from 10 am to 2 pm. Positions looking for candidates include police, corrections, parole and probation officers; 9-1-1 operators; forensic scientists; community service officers; nurses; crime scene technicians; analysts; and many others. 

Dig safe this spring

April is National Safe Digging Month, and NW Natural reminds anyone who plans to dig to call 811 to have underground utilities located first.

Reaching utility notification centers in Oregon and Washington is simple and free. Two days before the start of a project call 811, register online or use NW Natural's new safety app to have underground lines marked.

Read more at or If a natural gas line is accidentally hit and there's a smell of rotten eggs, or the sound of gas escaping, be sure to leave the area immediately and then call NW Natural's 24-hour emergency line at 800-882-3377.

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