CATHLAMET, Wash. - The Wahkiakum Community Foundation Board of Trustees has announced the selection of a new executive director, Sarah Lawrence, of Puget Island, Wash., who will replace Karen Bertroch.

Lawrence has strong ties to the community, as she is also employed as the county fair manager, and helped make the county's 100th fair celebration a success.

The Wahkiakum Community Foundation was founded in 2003. Covering Cowlitz, Wahkiakum and Pacific counties, its mission is to develop an endowed foundation that supports strong grassroots leadership and community based programs.

For information, contact Sarah Lawrence at (360) 795-0419.