Climate Change Planning


Apply to join a project advisory committee:
  • Environmental Justice Coalition (EJC) application period is now open! This is a contract opportunity for qualifying community-based organizations. Applications are due by 5pm on Tuesday, Dec. 12. Details are provided in the application forms below:

    • Application for the Clark County Environmental Justice Coalition – Online Form
    • Application for the Clark County Environmental Justice Coalition – PDF
  • Community Advisory Group (CAG) application period coming soon!

Project News


Clark County Public Health is seeking applications from community-based organizations to support the county’s climate planning project. Organizations that work with, or are involved with, local populations experiencing high-risk for climate impacts can apply to deliver equity-centered public engagement activities. Read more here.


As part of the county’s efforts on the 2025 Comprehensive Growth Management Plan update, Clark County Council held a public hearing and then approved the Climate Change and Resiliency Public Participation Plan

More information about this meeting can be found on the Meeting and Event Information page.

Project Overview

With the passage of E2SHB 1181 during the 2023 Washington state legislative session, Clark County is now required to add a Climate Change Element to its Comprehensive Plan by June 30, 2025. This work will be integrated into the 2025 Comprehensive Plan Periodic Review project.

The legislation creates a new mandate for Clark County that crosscuts a lot of topics in the comprehensive plan, like transportation, land use, parks, capital facilities and utilities, environmental, economic development, and adds requirements related to health disparities and environmental justice.

The new Climate Change Element needs to include a greenhouse gas reduction subelement and a resilience subelement. 

The Washington State Department of Commerce is in the process of developing guidance for local governments to follow as part of this legislation. 

Get Involved

  • Sign-up for climate planning email updates here.
  • Join a project advisory group. See details at the top of this page.

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Staff Contacts

Jenna Kay
564.397.4968 or

Amy Koski
360.852.0685 or

Gary Albrecht
564.397.4318 or