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Monday, March 4, 2024
March 4, 2024

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Vancouver City Council lauds City Manager Eric Holmes

By , Columbian staff writer

Vancouver City Manager Eric Holmes’ performance in his official capacity remained favorable among the city council, with the body concluding he is doing an “excellent job” fulfilling his responsibilities.

City council members touched on his successes managing high priority items, such as climate action, community safety, and diversity, equity and inclusion, according to a city release. They lauded his role in implementing strategies to address homelessness, as well as selecting Vancouver’s new police chief.

In the review, the council identified areas for Holmes to continue focusing on, including quickening the application of the city’s diversity, equity and inclusion plan, as well as its new appointment process for city board members and commissioners.

Based on his performance evaluation, Holmes’ pay may be adjusted accordingly by 8.25 percent, or $24,180 annually. His salary as of fall 2021 was $293,091 plus benefits.

The Vancouver City Council will review an addendum to Holmes’ employment agreement during its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Columbian staff writer