• Public Health

Vancouver, Wash. – Clark County Public Health continues to work with local health care facilities to vaccinate people who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The Washington State Department of Health has prioritized the groups of people to be vaccinated in Phases 1a and 1b.

Clark County and Washington state are currently in Phase 1a. Vaccination for Phase 1b populations has not yet began.

• Public Works

Vancouver, Wash. – Clark County Public Works is asking residents to avoid flooded areas on trails in Clark County parks. Heavy rain overnight has caused minor flooding in several parks throughout Clark County. Portions of the Daybreak Regional Park Trail and the Salmon Creek Greenway Trail have been closed due to water over the trail.

• Public Health

Vancouver, Wash. – Clark County’s Master Composter Recycler program is offering a free training this winter for people interested in becoming program volunteers. Anyone interested in composting and recycling, and who wants to be part of a community working toward a sustainable future should consider becoming a Master Composter Recycler volunteer.

• County Manager

The Clark County Charter Review Commission held its first meeting Thursday, Jan. 7. All 15 commissioners were present for the meeting that was held on the WebEx platform.

The commissioners scheduled their next meeting for 5 pm Wednesday, Jan. 27. The meeting will be on WebEx. Anyone interested can listen to meeting by calling 1.408.418.9388 and entering the access code 146-587-4996. CVTV will stream the meeting live on Channel 23/323 and online at

• Community Services

The Clark County Council is seeking community members with expertise in or experience with people with intellectual/developmental disabilities to serve on the Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board. 

The two open positions begin immediately. One is an unexpired term running through Dec. 31, 2022. The second is a three-year term that ends Dec. 31, 2023.

The advisory board makes recommendations to the county council relating to developmental disabilities services and issues. Members provide leadership to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of community programs.

• Clark County Council

The Clark County Council will consider revising the county’s fireworks rules during a public hearing at 10 am Tuesday, Feb. 2.

The council will consider repealing code language it adopted in December 2020 that restricted sales and use of fireworks to “safe and sane” fireworks.

The “safe and sane” provision prohibited fireworks that fly, explode or travel more than 1 foot into the air or more than 6 feet on the ground.

Any changes the council makes to the code at this hearing would apply to the unincorporated areas in Clark County.

• Public Health

Vancouver, Wash. – The Tower Mall COVID-19 Community Testing Site will open to the public at 9 am Tuesday and offer free testing five days per week.

The site will feature drive-thru and walk-up testing and is available at no cost to everyone, regardless of income level, health insurance coverage or immigration status. Testing at the site is recommended for people ages 4 and older who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or who have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

• Community Services

The interim county manager is seeking applicants to fill two positions on the volunteer Community Action Advisory Board.

Positions include a low-income representative and a community representative from the county’s fourth district, encompassing Camas, Washougal, Brush Prairie, Battle Ground, Yacolt and unincorporated areas in east Clark County. See the county district map.

• Public Works

Vancouver, Wash. – Crews with Clark County Public Works have closed a 3.7-mile portion of Pacific Highway between Woodland and La Center. The closure will allow crews to make repairs to the roadway that were damaged after heavy rains caused a mudslide.

Pacific Highway will remain closed between Northwest Bratton Road in Woodland and Northwest Bolan Street in La Center. Drivers should take alternate routes during the closure. No through traffic will be allowed, but local access will be maintained.

• Public Health

Vancouver, Wash. – Clark County Public Health is teaming up with the nonprofit Medication Education & Disposal Project (MED-Project) to provide free disposal of expired, unwanted or unused medicine safely and conveniently. 

MED-Project provides residents with convenient, year-round medicine drop-off locations, such as pharmacies, medical facilities and law enforcement offices. In addition to its existing operational programs in several Washington counties, MED-Project has activated more than 150 additional drop-off sites across the state and has plans to add more sites.