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    Date: April 13, 2016, 11:45am – 1:30pm
    Mt. Baker Chapter of SHRM
    Northwood Hall
    3240 Northwest Avenue
    Bellingham, WA 98226
    See below for prices
    Event Type:
    Chapter Luncheon/Speaker/Meeting
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    PAID SICK AND SAFE LEAVE  PROPOSAL - Where are we now?

    In December of 2015, the Bellingham City Council signed a resolution asking the Washington State legislature to enact a law guaranteeing paid sick and safe leave for all employees in Washington State.  This matter is said to be one of the Council's "highest priorities in the 2016 state legislative session".

    Please join us in welcoming Roxanne Murphy, Bellingham City Councilmember, At Large, as she explains her perspectives on this matter.  She will discuss what led to this proposal, the benefits it would provide to the community, and what Is happening with the proposal now.

    About the Presenter:

    Roxanne Murphy, Council Member, City of Bellingham

    Roxanne Murphy was elected to the Bellingham City Council in 2014.  She chairs the Finance and Personnel Committee and is a member of the Public Works/Public Safety and Parks and Recreation Committees.  She is a board member with the Whatcom Transportation Authority, and is the Council liaison to the Bellingham Fire Pension Board and the Whatcom Museum Society Board.

    Roxanne is a member of the Nooksack Indian Tribe and has lived in Washington State all of her life.  She earned her bachelor's degree in communications from Central Washington University and a master's degree in public administration from The Evergreen State College.

    Along with improving the quality of life in Bellingham, she is also dedicated to helping the current and next generations of female and people of color become community and elected leaders.

    This program is generously sponsored by HUB International - click here to view their bio

    Please register by 5:00pm, April 11th

    Register Here

    Team up with Mt Baker Chapter of SHRM by donating funds on April 13th to the Bellingham Food Bank for Milk Money.  


    • Member Lunch & Program: $20.00
    • Non-member Lunch & Program: $25.00
    • Program Only: $12.00
    • Student Lunch & Program: $12.00
    • Student Program Only: FREE

    We offer the option to pre-pay, using Eventbrite.  You will not be charged anything additional to pre-pay using your credit card - just click on the link on the registration confirmation page (after you register) and you will go to the payment pay on Eventbrite.

    If you are not able to or do not want to pre-pay, we accept payment in the form of cash, check, or credit card and must be paid at the time of check-in at the event. See cancellation policy below.

            *Mt. Baker SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is pending approval for 1 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

    For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

    *This program is pending approval for 1 General HRCI credit

    The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the activity.  It means that this activity has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit

    Registration and lunch begin at 11:45, and include time for networking with other members and chapter announcements. The presentation/program begins around 12:00pm and lasts until approximately 1:30pm (includes a question/answer period).

    Cancellation policy: Registrants will be billed the full price of the event if a cancellation is not received by 5:00 pm on the Monday prior to the luncheon.

    To Cancel an Existing Reservation send the names of the attendees and the date of the event you cannot attend to

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