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Clark County seeks people to serve on three boards

By , Columbian staff writer

Clark County is looking for residents interested in serving on the planning commission, FVRLibraries board of trustees or Solid Waste Advisory Commission.

Planning commission

The commission has one seat open to serve a four-year term beginning Jan. 1.

The seven-member group makes recommendations to the council on land-use planning, zoning and development in areas outside cities and about issues such as growth management, roads, public facilities, development regulations and applicable county ordinances.

Work sessions are typically held the first Thursday of each month and public hearings on the third Thursday of each month.

Library board

The county is looking to fill an at-large position on the seven-member FVRLibraries’ board of trustees. Applicants must be a Clark County resident living outside the Vancouver and Camas city limits. The term is for seven years and begins January 2022.

The board meets every third Monday at various sites among the district’s locations. Meetings currently are being held in a virtual format.

Library trustees are responsible for policies regarding the district’s 15 locations, two bookmobiles, online services at and centralized headquarters. The service area includes all of Clark County (except Camas), Skamania and Klickitat counties, and the city of Woodland.

Applicants should discuss their understanding of: current challenges for public libraries; perspectives concerning public library services, facilities and materials such as print and electronic books and magazines, CDs, DVDs and digital resources; and the district’s funding as a junior taxing district.

Solid waste

The county has two volunteer positions available on the commission representing north Clark County and Clark County at-large.

Terms for all positions begin immediately and end Sept. 30, 2024.

Commission members act as representatives of their regions or stakeholder groups and advise the county council on solid waste issues, such as recycling, garbage collection, landfills, transfer stations and waste-reduction programs. Members also, at times, participate in solid waste-related projects and engage in the policy process.

The 10-member commission meets the first Thursday of February, May, August and November. Meetings currently are being held virtually.

Letter of interest should include: how you represent the interests of Clark County residents; personal or professional experience related to solid waste; vision for the future of solid waste management in Clark County.

Go to for more information.

To apply

Anyone interested in any of these positions should send a letter and résumé to Michelle Pfenning, County Manager’s Office, P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver 98666-5000, an email to or a fax to 360-397-6058.

Application deadline for all positions is 5 p.m. Nov. 19.