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Welcome to the Apple Valley Human Resource Association

We are an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. Whether you are new to the HR field or have many years of experience, we are a local starting point for networking, information, professional development and continued support of excellence in Human Resources.

We welcome your use of this site as a resource, and encourage you to check back frequently for updated information. We also encourage your involvement and suggestions about all of our activities, on the web and off.

Picture to right: The AVHRA Board receiving the Pinnacle Award for 2014.

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting or event

Register for the 2015 Washington State Employment Law & HR Conference

Call for Presenters
The Apple Valley HR Association (AVHRA) is now accepting proposals for educational, leadership, planning or other related presentations and courses for our 2015 Monthly Programs. We invite you to submit a proposal to share your experience and expertise. If you would like to be considered as a potential presenter for future events please e-mail Ruth Erwert at


Upcoming Events

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  • April 12, 2015 - 7:30am - April 16, 2015 - 4:30pm
    NHRMA has secured special discounted room rates at the Embassy Suites Portland Airport. In addition to the group rate, the Embassy Suites boasts spacious two-room suites furnished with an array of thoughtful amenities, including one king-sized or two double beds, a full-size sofa bed and a large, well-lit dining/work table. NOTE: The hotel is 100% Smoke Free. Reserve your room now by book online. Visit the HR Academy's exclusive reservation site by clicking here. You do not need a group code. The discounted group rate will enter automatically as long as it is available. If you prefer to make your reservation by phone, call 503.460.3000 and indicate you are with the NHRMA 2015 HR Academy to receive the discounted rate. Group Rate: $149 single/double occupancy per room per night. The quoted room rate does not include any applicable local taxes, currently 14.5% per room per night. Rooms at the group rate will be available until Monday, March 23, 2015 or until the group block in full, whichever occurs first.

    Registration is open for the Oregon 2015 Human Resource Academy, being held at the Embassy Suites Portland Airport in Portland, Oregon on Tuesday, April 12 - Thursday, April 16, 2015. The academy is pre-approved for 19.5 SHRM PDC's and 19.5 HRCI Recertification Credits.

    The NHRMA seminar, “...

  • April 29, 2015, 8:00am – 12:00pm
    Confluence Technology Center

    3 HRCI/SHRM-CP credits pending.

    Doors open at 8:00 am with light refreshments; program 8:30 – Noon

    Compliance Primer for Employers

  • May 14, 2015, 5:00pm – 7:00pm

    Doors open at 4:30 p.m.; mark your calendar!

    More information to follow.

  • July 15, 2015, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
    Paul Thomas Field, Wenatchee

    AppleSox vs. Kelowna. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m.


  • August 13, 2015, 12:00pm – 4:30pm
    Confluence Technology Center

    3 HRCI/SHRM Credits Pending

    Doors open at noon for lunch, program from 12:30 – 4:30 pm.

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