Southwest Area Group

Serving: Clark, Cowlitz, Pacific (partial), Skamania, and Wahkiakum counties

Districts: Battle Ground, Camas, Castle Rock, Cascade Technical Academy, Evergreen, Green Mountain, Hockinson, Kalama, Kelso, La Center, Longview, Mill A, Mount Pleasant, Raymond, Ridgefield, Skamania, South Bend, Stevenson-Carson, Toutle Lake, Vancouver, Wahkiakum, Washougal, Woodland

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Goals for 2023-24

Support districts in launching a regional maritime program.

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Committee Representatives


Joan Huston, CTA


Bill Ofstun, Longview

CTE Administrative Program Advisory

Katie Morrison-Siewert, Vancouver

Conference Planning

Cindy Arnold, Battleground


Tiffany Gould, Ridgefield


Jackie Hofer, Ocean Beaches

What do Area Group Leaders do?

  • Participate in WACTA meetings:
    • WACTA Executive Board/Group Leader meetings
    • Area Group Leader conference calls
    • WA-ACTE Legislative GoTo Meetings (if Legislative Representative cannot)
  • Establish or update Area Group communication tree:
    • Member telephone numbers (work and home)
    • Member mailing addresses (work and home)
    • Member e-mail addresses (work and home)
    • Contact system
  • Identify Area Group legislative representative and inform them of their responsibilities
  • Conduct local area group meetings:
    • Develop agenda
    • Communicate meeting dates, time, and location to members and OSPI Career & Technical Education staff
    • Share WACTA Program of Work and current issues (including legislative)
  • Develop or solicit submittals for WACTA Board meetings and website
    • Area Group report for WACTA Board meetings
    • Informational articles for posting on WACTA website
  • Organize Area Group door prize contributions to Fall and Spring Conferences if area group is asked to assist
  • Organize Area Group participation in WACTA Awards and activities:
    • Scholarships
    • Administrator of the Year Award
    • Annual Program of Work committee assignments
  • Facilitate communication of state level CTE issues to Area Group members, as well as local Area Group concerns/input to WACTA Executive Board