• Internal Services

The board of the Clark County Public Facilities District will hold a public meeting 4-5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1, 2021.

The meeting will be on the Webex platform. Anyone wishing to attend the meeting can use this link and use the meeting password qVNajygU632 or call 1.408.418.9388 and use the access code 1468174129#.

• Public Health

Vancouver, Wash. – Clark County Public Health, Cowlitz County Health & Human Services, Skamania County Community Health and Pacific Northwest Incident Management Team 3 continue to develop plans for opening community vaccination sites throughout the three-county region.

The Type 1 incident management team arrived in Clark County Tuesday afternoon, bringing federal, state and local representatives experienced in managing complex incidents to Southwest Washington. The counties and the team are pursuing plans for multiple mobile and fixed-location community vaccination sites.

• Community Planning

The Clark County Council this week appointed Aldo Veranzo to the county’s Planning Commission. Veranzo will finish an unfilled four-year term that begins immediately and ends Dec. 31, 2022.

Veranzo lives with his family near La Center. He has more than 25 years of program management experience and has worked for multiple software companies. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Italian Studies and a master’s degree in Educational Administration and Curriculum from Gonzaga University.

• Community Planning

The Clark County Council and County Manager have appointed a volunteer Project Advisory Group (PAG) to provide input throughout the Housing Options Study and Action Plan project. The group represents a broad spectrum of interests including those most vulnerable to rising housing costs and displacement, people working in the housing industry, and parties responsible for housing-related regulations.

• Public Health

Vancouver, Wash. – Clark County Public Health has been working closely with partners in Cowlitz and Skamania counties to plan for community vaccination sites across the Southwest Washington region. Two weeks ago, the three-county region, with support from the state, submitted a request for a Type 1 incident management team to help plan and manage the operation of community vaccination sites.

• Clark County Council

Clark County is looking to fill a position on the Clark County Arts Commission. The volunteer position is for a member of the business community.

The term is four years in length and begins immediately. The commission typically meets at 5:30 pm the first Tuesday of the month on the sixth floor of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St. However, meetings are currently virtual due to the pandemic.

• Public Health

Vancouver, Wash. – Clark County Public Health is now accepting requests for COVID-19 vaccination for those who are eligible in Phase 1b Tier 1 of the state’s vaccination plan. All requests for vaccine must be made through a webform on the Public Health website.

• Community Development

The interim county manager is seeking an applicant to fill a vacancy on the Clark County Development and Engineering Advisory Board, DEAB. The position is open to professionals associated with private-sector development engineering or planning.

The position will fill an uncompleted term beginning March 1, 2021, and ending March 31, 2023.

The advisory board reviews policy and county code changes and works on process improvements and fees with the county’s Community Development and Public Works departments.

• Elections

Beginning Friday, Jan. 22, ballots will be in the mail to all registered voters in the Battle Ground School District and Camas School District for the Tuesday, Feb. 9, special election. If a voter does not receive a ballot by Wednesday, Jan. 27, they should contact the Elections Office at (564) 397-2345 to request a replacement ballot.

• Public Health

Gov. Jay Inslee announced today the state is moving into Phase 1b of the COVID-19 vaccination plan.

Clark and Cowlitz counties will continue to prioritize those who are eligible in Phase 1a for COVID-19 vaccination. Health officials expect both counties will be ready to move to Phase 1b later this week.