FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Senator Maria Cantwell Recognition
Press Contact Information:
Kay Kammer, CFO/City Clerk
Jordan Larner, Public Relations and Communication Manager
Port of Ridgefield, Washington
Ridgefield, WA, August 14, 2006 – The City of Ridgefield and the Port of Ridgefield will recognize Senator Maria Cantwell's contribution to the Interstate 5/ State Route 501 Interchange Replacement Project on Monday, August 21, at 11 AM at the site adjacent to Corwin Beverage on 219 S. Timm Road in Ridgefield.
Twenty-one million dollars in State and Federal funding has been secured for the project estimated to cost $35 million to construct. Of this total secured funding, $8.4 million is through a Federal appropriation obtained by U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell.
"Ridgefield residents are invited to welcome Senator Cantwell to Ridgefield and recognize her efforts in helping our community provide for our future," said Ridgefield Mayor Gladys Doriot.
"A new interchange is extremely beneficial to our community as we continue to grow," said Ridgefield Interim City Manager Justin Clary. "The interchange is viewed as a significant benefit to existing and future businesses in Ridgefield as it would provide additional transportation capacity in our growing community into the foreseeable future."
About the City of Ridgefield
The City of Ridgefield, incorporated in 1909, is a rapidly growing community located in northern Clark County, Washington approximately 10 miles north of Vancouver, Washington. Over the next 10 to 15 years, the City of Ridgefield expects to grow to a population of over 24,000 persons with an employment base of over 15,000 jobs. The City has adopted a Council-City Manager form of government. The City Manager acts as the chief executive officer of the City overseeing daily operations, annual budget development and implementation, and personnel. The City Manager works with a management team composed of the Director of Communications/City Clerk, Director of Finance and Administration, the Community Development Director, the Public Works Director and the Police Chief to insure that community services are provided and that the policy directives of the City Council are carried out in the most efficient manner possible. For more information about the City, visit www.ci.ridgefield.wa.us or call 360.887.3557.
About the Port of Ridgefield
The Port of Ridgefield was formed in 1940 and is charged with bringing economic development to the greater Ridgefield area. The Port district covers approximately 57 square miles, represents some 12,000 constituents and is led by three elected commissioners: Joe Melroy, Roy Randel and Bruce Wiseman, and Executive Director Brent Grening. For more information about the Port, visit www.portridgefield.org or call (360) 887-3873.