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Liz Pike resigns from Clark County Charter Review Commission

By , Columbian county government and small cities reporter

Liz Pike, a former Republican state legislator from Camas, has resigned her seat on the Clark County Charter Review Commission.

Her resignation was announced during the commission’s meeting Wednesday night. The commission is seeking applicants to fill the position – District 4, Position 3.

The 15-member elected commission is reviewing the 22-page county charter, which voters approved in 2014. The charter acts as a sort of county constitution and delineates the general framework under which the government operates. Any changes the commission recommends would go to the county Auditor’s Office for placement on a future general election ballot.

Pike, after attending the commission’s first meeting in January, did not appear to attend the subsequent six meetings before her resignation, according to meeting minutes and recorded roll calls. She could not be reached for comment Thursday.

Applicants for the open position must reside in county Council District 4, which covers all of east Clark County and most of the central part of the county, including Battle Ground. The term expires when the commission finishes its work; Dec. 31 at the latest.

Commissioners typically meet at 5 p.m. Wednesdays. Meetings are held virtually on Webex and broadcast on CVTV channel 23/323 and cvtv.org.

Candidates must submit a biographical statement of 100 words or fewer that includes information about elected, legal or judicial experience; professional experience; education; and community service. They must also submit a 200-word general statement as required in the local voters’ pamphlet (section headings don’t count toward the word count).

Resumes will also be accepted but are not required.

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

The deadline is 5 p.m. April 9. The commission will discuss potential applicants at its April 14 meeting, which applicants should plan to be attend for any potential questions.

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

Columbian county government and small cities reporter