News

• Elections

Vancouver, Wash. - Following the close of business on Friday, May 20, 2022, after candidate forms have been verified for accuracy and qualifications, a lot drawing will be conducted for all races except Precinct Committee Officers to determine the order candidate names will appear on the official primary ballot.  

This public drawing will be held at 1408 Franklin Street, Vancouver, and may be witnessed by the news media, the public and by any candidate.


• County Manager

Vancouver, Wash. – re:new an art exhibit featuring the work of local artists Kelly Neidig and Steven Stoltenberg is on display at the Anstine Sixth Floor Gallery through Friday, July 29, 2022.

A reception honoring the artists is scheduled for 4:30-7 pm Tuesday, June 7 in the gallery on the sixth floor of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St.

This event, sponsored by the Clark County Arts Commission, is free and open to the public.

Learn more about the artists on their websites:


• Code Administration

Vancouver, Wash. — A new team of Clark County Animal Protection and Control officers, including two officers hired last month, is leading the way as the county places renewed emphasis on investigating and prosecuting animal cruelty cases.

Several cases during the past year involving cows, horses, dogs and birds highlight the county’s commitment:


• Auditor

Vancouver, Wash. – Clark County has grant funding opportunities for small businesses, non-profits and community-serving organizations. The $2 million in grants are part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund Grants Program (SLFRF) that supports recovery from negative economic impact brought on by COVID-19.


• Elections

Vancouver, Wash. ‒ Every election, the Clark County Auditor’s Office provides an online and printed voters’ guide with information about candidates and ballot measures for voters to make an informed decision when voting. The voters’ guide includes statements by and photographs of candidates for elective offices as well as local ballot measures with supporting and opposing statements written by citizens.


• Community Services

Vancouver, Wash. – Clark County Community Services this week announced its 2020 Community Needs Assessment is now available in multiple languages. The report, outlining the needs and priorities within the community as identified by people and households experiencing economic hardship is available online and hard copy by request.


• Public Works

Vancouver, Wash. – Beginning Monday, May 16, crews will begin to seal cracks in the roads and pave some small areas that have sunk or deteriorated. There may be some traffic delays, as travel lanes may be reduced or shifted at times or controlled by pilot car. Flaggers will help guide drivers around the work areas.


• Superior Court

Vancouver, Wash. – Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed Tsering Cornell to the Clark County Superior Court. Cornell replaces Judge Scott Collier, who retires June 30.


• Elections

Vancouver, Wash. - The filing period for citizens wishing to become candidates for elective office is rapidly approaching. Candidates are strongly encouraged to file their declaration online. The online period to file a declaration of candidacy will be available at clark.wa.gov/elections beginning at 9 am, Monday, May 16 and must be submitted by 4 pm Friday, May 20, 2022.


• Community Planning

Vancouver, Wash. – The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the challenges of connecting older adults to resources, information and each other. These connection challenges existed before the pandemic and will continue into the future. Learn how older adult community activists are creatively conducting outreach with older Clark County residents, families, friends, neighbors and faith communities at the next meeting of the Commission on Aging, 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2022.

Meeting guests include: