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Clark County Charter Review Commission appoints Green as co-chair

By , Columbian county government and small cities reporter
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Clark County Charter Review Commissioner Chuck Green has been appointed co-chair of the commission following the resignation of Commissioner Mike Dalesandro.

Dalesandro had been appointed by the rest of the commission as co-chair, along with Commissioner Kim Harless, in January. He told the commission ahead of its meeting Wednesday that he was resigning immediately.

Dalesandro is also a Battle Ground city councilmember and announced in January that he would not be seeking re-election to that seat later this year. He resigned as chair of the Clark County Democrats last month, citing time constraints.

Harless said during the meeting Wednesday that Dalesandro had said he was moving. Dalesandro could not be reached for comment Friday.

The commission appointed Green as its new co-chair following Dalesandro’s announcement.

The commission is also seeking applicants, among registered Clark County voters, to fill Dalesandro’s at-large seat on the commission.

The term expires Dec. 31 at the latest. Commissioners meet every Wednesday at 5 p.m., in addition to subcommittee meetings, special meetings and public open houses.

Meetings are held virtually and broadcast on CVTV and cvtv.org.

Applicants should send a biographical statement of 100 words or less that includes four section headings: elected, legal and judicial experience; professional and work experience; education; and community service. They should also send general statements of 200 words or less.

Résumés are optional but will also be accepted.

Application materials can be emailed to Michelle.Pfenning@clark.wa.gov or mailed to P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-5000.

The deadline is noon on June 25.

Current commissioners will discuss applications at its June 30 meeting. Applicants should plan to be available, answer questions and offer two-minute statements about why they’re interested in the position.

The 15-member commission is conducting the first review of the county’s 22-page home rule charter, which was approved by voters in November 2014. Recommended changes would be forwarded to the Clark County Auditor’s Office for placement on a future general election ballot.

Commissioners have set a July 7 target date to submit the changes ahead of the Nov. 2 general election.

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More information can be found at https://clark.wa.gov/county-manager/charter-review-commission-overview.

Columbian county government and small cities reporter
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