About La Center United

Who We Are

La Center United is a community coalition made up of individuals, businesses, and agencies who all share a vision for a healthy and resilient community. We believe in the power of positive community change when we all work together.

The coalition formed as a grassroots effort by concerned citizens in 2013. In 2014, La Center United incorporated as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, and in 2015 we were awarded a federal Drug Free Communities Support Program grant for $125,000 a year for five years. With this funding, we are working to increase community collaboration and reduce substance use and mental health issues facing today’s youth.

Our Mission

Inspiring our community to be safe, healthy and resilient; Preventing destructive behavior through open access to education and environmental strategies; supporting those in need, sharing ideas and offering help

Our Vision

A healthy and resilient community for youth and families

Executive Board

Betsy Hoppe

Chair/Interim Treasurer

Betsy is a Metallurgical Engineer and works at Steelscape in Kalama, Washington. She works primarily in steel manufacturing and quality systems management and has done this for almost 30 years.

Betsy joined La Center United in 2013 and became a board member..

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Betsy is a Metallurgical Engineer and works at Steelscape in Kalama, Washington. She works primarily in steel manufacturing and quality systems management and has done this for almost 30 years.

Betsy joined La Center United in 2013 and became a board member in 2015. She remembers coming to one of the original coalition meetings shortly following a local suicide attempt. She wanted to learn more and be a part of the solution in our little town of La Center.

She really liked the idea of learning, participating, and sharing of information to help us all be informed and enabled to act where needed.

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Vice Chair

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Karen Steward

Secretary

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Eliza Soske

Communications

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Kalyn Flatt

Community Member 1

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Susan Shufeldt

Community Member 2

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Executive Board Open Positions

We are currently recruiting for Vice-Chair and Treasurer positions. To get more information and be considered, contact lacenterunited@gmail.com.

Connection is the Best Prevention

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