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February 12, 2013
M-P Food Share
has new leader
SALEM -- Rick Gaupo took the reins as president of Marion-Polk Food Share effective Feb. 5, MPFS Board Chair Mike Garrison announced last week.
"Rick is highly qualified for the position and has been part of a stellar leadership team at Marion-Polk Food Share," Garrison said. "He has the creativity and innovation to lead MPFS to be successful at ending hunger."
Gaupo replaces Ron Hays, who left MPFS Jan. 31 to take a position with Larry Tokarski's Mountain West Investment that will allow him to help area nonprofits meet their missions.
A community open house is scheduled Wednesday (today) from 4 to 6 p.m. to formally say farewell to Hays and to welcome Gaupo. The event will take place at the MPFS warehouse, 1660 Salem Industrial Drive NE.
Gaupo joined the nonprofit regional food bank in November 2011 and was elevated to chief operating officer after a few months. The longtime mid-Willamette Valley resident came to MPFS with more than 18 years of experience in the nonprofit realm.
are now available
MONMOUTH -- The Monmouth Parks and Recreation Board is accepting submissions for its annual community grant program.
The typical award amount is $500, with smaller grants given higher priority. Projects must enhance recreational opportunities in the city.
Applicants must be individuals who have lived in Monmouth for at least six months, all nonprofit organizations based in Monmouth, or nonprofit organizations based outside of the city with a project leader who is a Monmouth resident.
Eligible uses of funds include supplies, materials, equipment, awards and advertising.
Applications are available online at www.ci.monmouth.or.us or at City Hall. Deadline is March 1.
MONMOUTH -- Monmouth Police Department will heighten traffic enforcement within the city limits through Feb. 24.
Officers will be watching to make certain drivers and their passengers are wearing seat belts. They'll also focus on texting-while-driving and speed.
Monmouth Police Department is one of several agencies around the state participating in the "Three Flags" safety blitz, which seeks to reduce traffic-related injuries by promoting seat belt use and safe driving behaviors.
For more information: 503-838-1109.