BCMW Celebrates 50 Years Of Service

October 26, 2017

The Social Service Agency BCMW celebrated its 50th birthday on Friday, Oct. 20.

The agency was formed as a Community Action Agency in 1967 as part of the effort to fight and eventually end poverty. Its name stands for Bond, Clinton, Marion and Washington Counties, where most of its programs are centered.

Centralia Mayor Tom Ashby presented a proclamation honoring BCMW, calling it a valuable asset for the community.

BCMW services include headstart, senior nutrition, energy assistance, weatherization, community service block grants, economic development, education, emergency assistance, home modification, housing rehabilitation and homeless assistance. Mayor Tom Ashby proclaimed October 20, 2017 as BCMW Day.

BCMW has 130 employees, mostly full-time.

Centralia Mayor Tom Ashby is presenting a proclamation to BCMW Executive Director, Sue Castleman and the BCMW board.