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THURSDAY, September 18, 2014 [ tM At N[W Q&A: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR QUINCY VALLEY CHAMBER Staff report The Quincy Valley Cham- ber of Commerce last month hired Kristin Yanik as its new executive director. Yanik, who lives in East Wenatchee, has been a cham- see visually, so they will keep coming back. How that will apply to be- ing a director in this position is we want people to want to come to the community of Quincy and want to come back. We need to create a way her board member since last for the public to see this as year. She brings a marketing a destination and a place to background to the position. ! :: bring their families and create Yanik recently took the lasting memories for:a life- time to complete a ques-time. I believe that my past tion-and-answer interview experience will help me relate with the Post-Register. to this new position. QVPR: What personal QVPR: What can you tell skills or strengths do you readers about your back-bring to this position? ground and experience Yanik" I really enjoy un- that's related to your new derstanding and communi- position? cating with people in gener- Yanik: My experience in al. My skills and strengths working for a marketing firm are in those areas. I am able and helping clients reach their to engage in a conversation goals for the image they want with genuine focus, which is to portray to the communi- a great strength and skill to ty has helped me understand have in this position. what the public really likes to QVPR: Quincy is a dy- t .i namic, progressive commu- nity. What about Quincy at- tracted you to this position? Yanik: The fact that Quincy is an up-and-coming is what attracted me to this commu- nity. It has so much potential and the community has the ability to make it great. QVPR: The executive di- rector's position is a highly visible, community-oriented job. How are you getting to know the business commu- nity and what do you see as your role in the community? Yanik: I am planning on go- ing to all the events I possibly can to show the chamber's support in the community. I have done several interviews such as this with radio and newspaper to get myself and the chamber out there in front of the faces of the people of Quincy. QVPR: As executive di- rector, what are your hopes fill FitzSimmons/Post-Register Kristin Yanik is the new executive director of the Quincy Valley Chamber of Commerce. She was hired last month. or goals for the business What benefits will someone community? (Are there any get out of the chamber? projects you have your eye Yanik: The support the on?) Quincy Valley Chamber of- Yanik: My goals are to fers is limitless, we really watch and help this commu- strive to listen and act on what nity grow, while working with the business owners of Quin- other communities in Central cy need and want. Benefits Washington and other associ- would be awareness of their ations as well. business in Quincy and being QVPR: And why should able to network and meet new someone join the chamber? and potential customers. |1 Staff report The City of Quincy and Grant County Fire District have reached a seven-year agreement for service that will continue the partnership through 2022. According to the new agreement, which be- gins Jan. 1, 2016, the city will pay $485,000 for services in 2016. Annual increases, begin- ning in 2017, will be based on inflation, with a minimum 2 percent and maximum 4 percent increase annually. The agreement also has a termination clause that allows for either party to terminate the policy for any reason with 30 days notification. It is the same termination clause used in the current contract. The agreement comes after several months of negotiations that were heated at times, drawing criticism from both sides. The two sides could not agree on such details as a fee structure, termination clause and life of the contract. The city warned in August it would seek other options if an agreement could not be agreed upon. The fire district and city currently are in the first year of a two-year contract. The city pays $450,000 for fire and emergency services and will pay $482,000 next year. That money ac- counts for about 30 percent of the fire district's revenues. Fire commissioners on Sept. 11 sent a letter to the city, accepting its most recent proposed contract. The fire district's attorney was to draw up a formal contract. The city council then must vote to give the mayor permission to sign the agreement. That's expected to happen at the first council meeting in October. "We are committed to working with the city to make our patanership stronger and even more successful in the future," commissioners wrote to the city council in their acceptance letter. of your fellow business have either increased or Iram