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Robinson named Sherwood’s council president

Sally Robinson, an attorney with Lake Oswego-based Buckley Law P.C., has been elected as council president for Sherwood City Council. The council is made up of the mayor and six councilors, one of whom is the council president. The mayor presides over the council meetings, and in his absences the council president presides over the meetings. In addition, the council president often attends meetings on behalf of the city, when the mayor is not available.

Robinson focuses her legal practice primarily on family law. She has represented clients in all types of family law cases, including divorce, custody modification, contempt, parenting time enforcement and paternity and third-party custody cases, as well as child and spousal support proceedings.

Organization workshop offered for business owners, managers

Vicki Norris with Restoring Order is offering Intentional Business, a training workshop to help business owners and managers operate excellent, ordered and congruent organizations. The workshop will take place from 1-4:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at Restoring Order, located at 13691 S.W. Morgan Road in Sherwood.

Cost of the workshop is $199.

Learn more about the training and register online at restoringorder.com or by calling Norris at 503-625-5774.

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Two promoted at D.A. Davidson

D.A. Davidson & Co. has promoted two members of its Equity Capital Markets group in Lake Oswego for the quality of their work and exceptional service to clients.

Kevin Clausen is now Senior Vice President, Institutional Sales and Amanda Burr is Vice President, Research Coordinator and Research Administration.

Founded in 1935, D.A. Davidson & Co. is the largest full-service investment firm based in the greater Northwest. It is part of D.A. Davidson Companies, an employee-owned financial services company based in Great Falls that has more than 1,325 employees working in 23 states. Also part of D.A. Davidson Companies are Davidson Trust Co., a wealth management and trust firm; Davidson Investment Advisors, a professional asset management firm; and Davidson Fixed Income Management, a registered investment advisor providing wealth management and other fixed income services.

Learn more online at davidsoncompanies.com.

Get free crapemyrtles from Arbor Day Foundation

Residents of Oregon can ring in the New Year with five free crapemyrtle trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation during January.

The free trees are part of the nonprofit Foundation’s Trees for America campaign.

The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting, between Feb. 1 and April 30, with enclosed planting instructions. The 6- to 12-inch tall trees are guaranteed to grow, or they will be replaced free of charge.

Members will also receive a subscription to the Foundation’s colorful bimonthly publication, “Arbor Day,” and “The Tree Book,” which includes information about tree planting and care.

To receive the free trees, send a $10 membership contribution to 5 Crapemyrtles, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, Neb., 68410, by Jan. 31. Oregon residents can also join online at arborday.org/january.

Green Energy Institute releases policy report on least-risk utility resource planning

The Green Energy Institute at Lewis & Clark Law School issued a report last week titled, “A Safe Bet: How Least-Risk Resource Planning Can Pave the Way for Renewable Energy.”

The report discusses how utility resource planning rules that focus on procuring the lowest-cost resource mix may inadvertently encourage risky investments in fossil fuel-fired electricity resources, and recommends that states reduce ratepayer exposure to risk by adopting least-risk resource planning policies.

Rather than mandate that utilities select the least-cost resource mix capable of satisfying long-term consumer energy demand, least-risk planning rules direct utilities to identify and procure resources with stable, predictable long-term costs.

These policies should reduce ratepayer vulnerability to future cost increases resulting from fuel price volatility or emissions regulations.

In addition, least-risk planning policies would likely encourage utilities to invest in or procure additional renewable energy resources, which mitigate long-term economic risks associated with rising fuel prices and environmental regulation.

For more information, contact Green Energy Institute Staff Attorney Amelia Schlusser at ars@lclark.edu.

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