Astoria Regatta Celebrating 125 years of community and tradition 2019 REGATTA DIGNITARIES 2019 ASTORIA REGATTA 2019 ASTORIA REGATTA ADMIRAL ADMIRAL’S AIDE WILLIS VAN DUSEN CRAIG HOPPES Willis Van Dusen is one of Astoria’s most prominent citizens and vocal advocates. He is a fifth-generation Astorian and served as mayor of Astoria for 24 years from 1991 to 2014. He and his wife, Jan, have five grown children — all of whom still live in Astoria. He is president of Van Dusen Beverages, Oregon’s oldest family business. He is also president of the Mt. Angel Beverage Co. Van Dusen was twice honored with the Astoria-Warrenton Chamber of Commerce’s George Award for his contributions to the community. Van Dusen is active in a number of nonprofits, including serving as president of the Astoria Riverfront Trolley Association, and serving on the board of the Columbia River Maritime Museum. He also chaired the Columbia Memorial Hospital Foundation committee that raised $3 million to build the CMH-OHSU Knight Cancer Collaborative. Welcome 125 to the th ASTORIA REGATTA We t l o c th o e me Regatta AMBULANCE SERVIC SERVICE, CE, INC. your friends at “The electric vehicle people” 1190 SE FLIGHTLINE DRIVE ASTORIA REGIONAL AIRPORT • WARRENTON 503-861-2288 • 800-535-8767 • www.lektro.com 14 • ASTORIA REGATTA 2019 CALL US TODA TODAY A Y AT A T 503-861-5 503-861-5554 5554 IN AN EMERG EMERGENCY GENCY CALL 9- -1-1 9-1-1 Craig Hoppes has lived in Astoria for more than 22 years. Hoppes has been superintendent for the Astoria School District for more than 12 years, and has worked in the school district for the past 22 years. Along with being a board member for the Lower Columbia Hispanic Council and the Clatsop County Historical Society, he is the past president of the Astoria Rotary Club and Astoria Lions Club. Hoppes lives in Astoria with his wife, Jolene. Their two grown children, Frankie and Kelsie, are both graduates of Astoria High School. Hoppes enjoys living in the Astoria area and spending time outside on the coast.