• Public Health

Clark County Public Health’s summer swim beach monitoring begins Tuesday, May 30. Throughout the summer, Public Health will monitor water quality at the county’s three designated swim beaches – Vancouver Lake, Klineline Pond and Battle Ground Lake – checking the waterbodies every two weeks for bacteria that could make swimmers sick.

• Public Works

The disc golf course at Hockinson Meadows Community Park is now open. Clark County Public Works thanks the community for helping make this project possible. We also thank the community for their patience as we worked through unexpected delays to complete the project.

A scorecard for the course is available on the park website:

• Jail Services

Clark County Jail Services is hosting a Corrections Career Testing event Saturday, June 3. There will be two training sessions, 8 am to noon and 1 to 5 pm. The event will be at the Jail Work Center Facility, 5197 NW Lower River Road.

• Clark County Council

The Clark County Council this week decided to add public meeting dates to its monthly schedule. In addition to the regular meeting schedule of 10 am on the first Tuesday of the month and 6 pm on the third Tuesday, a public meeting will be scheduled for 10 am on the fourth Tuesday. A meeting also will be set on the calendar for 1 pm on the second Tuesday of the month if it is needed. If it is not needed, a cancellation notice will be sent 24 hours in advance.

• County

Artists’ reception scheduled for Friday, June 2

Vancouver, Wash. – The Rebecca Anstine Gallery is currently featuring an exhibit of artwork from local artists Julisse Hopmann and Sarah Lynne Hunter.

The work will be on display through August. The gallery is on the sixth floor of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St. It is open 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday.

• Public Health

Vancouver, Wash. – With high temperatures in the forecast for the weekend, Clark County Public Health is reminding people to take caution in and around water – especially area lakes and rivers. In spring and early summer, lakes and rivers in Southwest Washington are still cold, and water may be moving quickly.

“Even as temperatures rise, lakes and rivers are still cold enough to shock and immobilize even the strongest swimmers,” said Dr. Alan Melnick, Clark County health officer and Public Health director.

• Auditor

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) recently awarded the Clark County Auditor’s Office with the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR) for the fiscal year that ended Dec. 31, 2021. The GFOA also announced that the Auditor’s Office received the Award for Outstanding Achievement for its Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR).

• Community Planning

The Clark County Commission on Aging will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, at 4:30 p.m. Primary agenda topics include discussion of their 2023 year-end work plan, a debrief of the Aging Readiness Plan update project to date, and recognition of outgoing commission members.

• Public Works

Clark County is participating in a statewide project to improve high-speed internet access. As part of this project, the county is surveying the community about their access to high-speed internet. Surveys are being sent to community institutions, nonprofit organizations, groups, service providers and residents. The project's goal is to improve internet access in areas that are currently unserved or underserved.

• Elections

The filing period for citizens wishing to become candidates for elective office is rapidly approaching. Candidates are strongly encouraged to file their declaration online at The online period to file a declaration of candidacy will begin at 9 am, Monday, May 15 and ends 4 pm Friday, May 19, 2023.