Meyer Memorial Trust is holding four meetings in Clatsop and Columbia counties in February and March to discuss its grant programs.

The meetings are part of the Trust's Two-Way Street Tour (TWST) making its way around the state of Oregon to help nonprofit organizations better understand the foundation and its programs.

Trust Program Officer Sally Yee and intern Steve van Eck are taking the tour to Clatsop County, offering community meetings in Astoria and Seaside Friday.

"TWSTs are a way for foundations to build a direct and accessible two-way street with communities across Oregon," said Trust Chief Executive Officer Doug Stamm. "We are sending representatives to Clatsop County to talk about our grants programs and to gather information about the needs and issues of area nonprofit organizations and local communities."

Friday's meetings will be held in Astoria and Seaside as follows:

? 10 a.m. to noon in the Judge Guy Boyington Building conference room, 857 Commercial Street, Astoria.

Contact Joell Archibald at (503) 325-8500 or for more information.

? 2 to 4 p.m. at the Bob Chisholm Community & Senior Center, 1225 Ave. A, Seaside.

Contact Mary Blake at (503) 738-3311 ext. 103 or for more information.

Program Officer Sally Yee and Communication & Learning Associate Phoebe Owens will appear at TWST meetings in Columbia County on Wednesday, March 11.

The March 11 meetings will be held in St. Helens and Clatskanie as follows:

? 10 a.m. to noon in the Oregon State University Extension Conference Room, 505 N Columbia River Hwy., St. Helens.

For more information contact Jan Kenna at (503) 397-7225 or (

? 2 to 4 p.m., at the Clatskanie River Inn, 600 E Columbia River Hwy., Clatskanie

For more information contact Ed Serra at (503) 728-0587 ext. 2010 or (


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