205 W 5th Ave
Ellensburg, WA 98926-2887
Monday - Friday8 AM - 5 PM
Kittitas (pronounced 'kit-i-tass') County is located in central Washington
State. It spans from the lush forested Cascade Mountains to the upper Yakima River Valley plains and
the Columbia River.
Kittitas County, WA -
The Kittitas County Board of Health Advisory Committee (BOHAC) is pleased to announce that the Kittitas County Early Learning Coalition will be awarded the 2017 annual Kittitas County Public Health Champion Award. The award is in recognition of the coalition’s work to improve the health and success of young children and their families. The award will be presented during the Kittitas County Board of Health meeting on Friday, April 28, 2017, at 2:00 pm in the Commissioners’ Auditorium of the Kittitas County Courthouse. The meeting, located at 205 W 5th Avenue, Ellensburg is open to the public.
The Kittitas County Early Learning Coalition helps parents prepare their children ages birth through five for kindergarten entry. They sponsor events to engage parents and their young children in science, technology, reading and writing, engineering, art, and math; partner with the Ellensburg School District in the Ready! For Kindergarten program; and promote and provide developmental screening for all children.
“We felt that the Early Learning Coalition deserves this year’s award because of their contributions to children’s education,” according to Andrew Lyons, BOHAC Chair. “Education plays an extremely important role in the health of children, families, and our community.”
Four other nominations for the award were received this year, and BOHAC wants to recognize the other nominees for their contributions to the health of the community:
Kittitas County, from the Cascades to the Columbia, and online at http://co.kittitas.wa.us
Kasey Knutson, Public Information Officer, 509-962-7515
Kittitas County has a total area of 2,333 square miles. The highest point in the county is Mount Daniel at 7,959 feet above sea level.