County seeks to fill vacancies on 3 boards

By Stephanie Rice, Columbian Vancouver city government reporter

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Clark County commissioners are accepting applications to fill vacancies on the Planning Commission, the Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission and the Fort Vancouver Regional Library Board.

There are two open positions on the seven-member Planning Commission, an advisory group the county commissioners rely on for making recommendations on land-use planning, zoning and development in unincorporated areas. Terms are for up to six years and begin in January. The group meets the first and third Thursdays of every month.

To apply, send a letter of interest and résumé to Jennifer Clark, Board of County Commissioners, P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-5000. Or email Clark at jennifer.clark@clark.wa.gov.

The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Nov. 14.

For the 13-member Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission, commissioners need to appoint a person willing to serve a three-year term. The term would start in January; the volunteer panel meets the third Friday of every month from noon to 3 p.m.

The advisory group reviews issues relating to open space, trails, greenways, recreation programs and parks and makes recommendations to the Vancouver City Council and the Board of County Commissioners.

Again, a letter of interest and résumé should be sent to Clark, an administrative assistant in the commissioners’ office.

The deadline to apply is Nov. 7.

Finally, the county needs to fill one position on the seven-member Board of Trustees for the Fort Vancouver Regional Library Board. The person must live outside Vancouver and Camas city limits. The person would be filling an unexpired term that would run from Jan. 1, 2012 to Dec. 31, 2014.

Library trustees are responsible for policies regarding the district’s 13 branch libraries, three bookmobiles and the downtown Vancouver library. The service area covers all of Clark County except Camas, all of Skamania and Klickitat counties and Woodland in Cowlitz County.

The commissioners’ nominee will have to be approved by commissioners in Skamania and Klickitat counties.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest and résumé to Clark. Letters should address the challenges of serving on a public library board and thoughts on library services, facilities and financing.

The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Nov. 8.