The Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce will be honoring Marquita Call, owner of Camas Gallery, and Camas School Board Director, Doug Quinn, as 2021 Business Person and Citizen of the Year, respectively, at a special banquet Wednesday, June 2.
The Chamber, in partnership with Riverview Bank, made the announcement on May 3. Eight-four people purchased tickets for the event, which will be held at Camas Meadows Golf Club.
The social hour will begin at 5:30 pm with dinner beginning at 6:30 pm. The CW Chamber Scholarship Winners and the Teachers of the Year from both the Camas and Washougal School districts will also be honored on June 2nd. For more information or for questions call 360. 834.2472.
2021 Businessperson of the Year: Marquita Call, Camas Gallery
Call was born and raised in Camas. She opened the Camas Gallery 11 years ago and has received The Columbian’s Best of Clark County (Gallery) award the past 6 years. Call’s personality is infectious. She welcomes visitors, both local and visiting, with warmth, enthusiasm and shares many historic stories about the area. She is also a member of the Clark County Mural Society and has secured murals in downtown Camas. Recently, she commissioned an artist to do artwork commemoration Earth Day and her former classmate Denis Hayes, International Chairman of Earth Days.
Visitors come into the gallery strangers and leave as friends. One visitor claimed that Call is to Camas, WA what Dolly Parton is to Pigeon Forge, TN. She is genuine and cares for each and everyone she meets.
2021 Citizen of the Year: Doug Quinn
Contributions to the Community:
Quinn has served on the Camas School Board for several years including one or more terms as chairman. He is currently a member of the Downtown Camas Association Board of Directors and has also taken a lead role in the Light Brigade. As a member of the Light Brigade, he acquired and coordinated a grant to DCA that paid for the upgrade to Camas’ downtown roofline lighting. Quinn has also been a volunteer for Camas Days for several years, including as an announcer for the parade and bathtub races. He has performed a Master of Ceremonies for many local events.
Positive Impact on the Community:
Quinn’slong commitment to the City of Camas, including his former role as Public Work’s Director has been invaluable to the organizations that he has served on. He has a unique understanding of Camas programs and local government operations. The Camas school system and downtown Camas have benefitted greatly by his work and volunteer spirit.