• County Manager

The county manager is seeking applicants with an interest in government and educational access television and cable television franchising to fill a position on the volunteer city/county Telecommunications Commission. 

The position is for an unexpired three-year term that ends April 30, 2023. Applicants must be Clark County residents.

• Community Planning

The Commission on Aging will hear from local community resource organizations that assist and/or provide older adults with their everyday needs, such as food, supplies and medications. The commission wants to hear how COVID-19 has impacted the older adults they serve and how they have modified their services during the pandemic.

The presentations will take place during the Commission on Aging’s monthly meeting at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21.

• Community Services

Vancouver, Wash. – Clark County residents are encouraged to attend upcoming virtual forums: A Portrait of Clark County – Needs of a Community.

Clark County Community Services has scheduled four virtual feedback forums to discuss and hear thoughts from residents about its community needs survey conducted late last year.

The forums will be in three languages and registration is required.

• Public Health

Clark County Public Health has issued a danger advisory for Lacamas Lake after test results revealed elevated levels of cyanotoxins in the water.

• Public Health

Flu season is approaching, and this year it’s more important than ever to get a flu shot. While we don’t yet have a vaccine to prevent COVID-19, we do have a vaccine to prevent influenza.

“Flu shots are the best way to prevent influenza illness and hospitalizations,” said Dr. Alan Melnick, Clark County health officer and Public Health director. “By getting a flu shot, we will all do our part to ensure our health care system isn’t overburdened while influenza and COVID-19 are circulating in our community.”

• Public Health

Clark County is offering financial support to food establishments impacted by the public health measures implemented to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Clark County Public Health will disburse federal CARES funding to eligible food establishments in the amount paid for their 2020 retail food permit. The permit fees range from $258 to $1,835. Permit fees for 2021 will still apply.

Food establishment owners can use the CARES funding at their discretion toward any operational expenses.

• Community Services

Businesses and individuals who are making a difference in the lives of people with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities will be honored at the Disability Employment Awareness Awards. The event takes place 5-6 pm Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020.

Five Community Awards will be presented at the event which will take place virtually this year. The event also celebrates October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month. To register to attend the event, go to

• Code Administration

Clark County Interim Fire Marshal Dan Young announced today he is lifting the ban on recreational and land clearing burning in unincorporated Clark County, effective midnight Wednesday, Sept. 30.

Residents must follow all local outdoor burning regulations and burning permit requirements. Recreational campfires are allowed if built in improved fire pits in designated campgrounds, such as those found in local, county and state parks. On private land, recreational fires must be built according to the following regulations:

• Elections

At 2 pm on Tuesday, Oct. 6, the Clark County Elections Office will conduct a logic and accuracy test of the programming to be used to tabulate ballots and the accessible voting units for the Nov. 3 general and special election.

The test will be held at the Elections Office, 1408 Franklin St. Members of the news media, jurisdictions with measures on the ballot and the general public are invited to attend this test, which is required under Washington law.

Ballots will be mailed Friday, Oct. 16.   

• Public Works

Vancouver, Wash. – Clark County Public Works, Parks and Lands Division, is currently recruiting Park Hosts for a few park locations in northern Clark County and Washougal. Park Hosts live onsite and are responsible for tasks including; opening and closing entrance gates, greeting and assisting park visitors, removing litter, and cleaning restrooms.

Volunteers for these positions must commit to one year of service with an option to extend. Park Hosts must have: