About Temple Lentz


Originally from the Midwest, Temple Lentz grew up in central Ohio and attended college in Chicago, where she lived and worked until moving to the Pacific Northwest in 2002. She arrived in Vancouver in 2006, and has called it home ever since. 

Elected office

  • Elected to the Clark County Council, November 2018
  • Took office as county councilor, Jan. 2, 2019
  • Elected to the Clark County Board of Freeholders, November 2013
  • Served as secretary on the Board of Freeholders which drafted the county charter

Statewide Boards and Commissions

  • Freight Mobility Strategic Investment Board
  • Affordable Housing Advisory Board
  • State Board of Health


  • University of Chicago, English language and literature, bachelor’s degree, with honors
  • Claremont Lincoln University, Organizational Leadership, master's degree


  • Nonprofit management
  • Private sector marketing and communications


  • Vancouver Business Journal’s Accomplished and Under 40
  • 2017 Iris Award for Women’s Leadership
  • 2017 Impactful Woman of the Year, Impactful Women NW

Community Involvement

  • Clark County Commission on Aging
  • Clark County Parks Advisory Board
  • Vancouver Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission
  • Vancouver Charter Review Committee
  • Hough Foundation Board of Directors (past)
  • Friends of the Columbia Gorge Board of Directors (past)
  • KXRY Board of Directors (past)
  • Host, Hello Vancouver! (on pandemic hiatus)