Clackamas County Children's Commission supports the growth of healthy children and families, positive parenting, and school readiness.

Matt Love grew up in Oregon City and is a lifelong educator and publisher of Nestucca Spit Press. He’s the author/editor of 15 books about Oregon, including the Beaver State and Newport Trilogies.

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Rika Turel is an accomplished painter. She uses oil on canvas mostly, and sometimes acrylic.  Her paintings are displayed on her website at  Her paintings are majestic in size and vibrantly colorful.

Salt In Our Blood: The Memoir of a Fisherman's Wife by Michele Longo Eder is the recipient of The Willa Literary Award.  She is an author and attorney living in Newport, Oregon.