About the Willamette Valley Chapter
Founded in 1975, the Willamette Valley Chapter (WVC) serves members in Oregon and southwestern Washington. When we wrote our current mission statement in 2006, Oregon had two STC chapters: Willamette Valley and Mid-Valley. Today, only STC Willamette Valley remains active and hopes to serve all Oregon and southwestern Washington members equally.
WVC Mission Statement
Our local chapter serves the interests of technical communicators in the Willamette Valley/Portland-Vancouver metro area by providing opportunities to:
o Network with other professionals in the community.
o Promote best practices in technical communications.
o Offer educational opportunities to encourage and support professional growth and career development.
o Provide meeting programs that foster professional and career growth for our members by:
o Using local (panels), regional, and international resources.
o Enlisting speakers and panels knowledgeable in best practices and new technology.
o Targeting the interests of all levels of technical writers, editors, illustrators.
o Provide networking opportunities at chapter meetings, encouraging members to build friendships and seek professional advancement opportunities in the local community.
o Develop a strong relationship with local educational institutions to foster growth in the technical communication field and to provide opportunities for student members to become future leaders in the profession.
o Provide recognition and awards to local members and volunteers.
- Name: Valerie Ball