Solid Waste Advisory Commission

SWAC Meetings Are Now Hybrid

The next SWAC meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 5, 2023, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.
Click the link below to join the meeting at that time, or join us in person, at:

Center for Community Health
1601 E Fourth Plain Blvd.
Bldg. 17, Suite 210
Vancouver, WA 98661

Please keep in mind this building is considered a Healthcare setting, and as such, masks are required when in the public areas of the building.  However, once inside the conference room, masks will be optional, though social distancing is still encouraged.
If at any point in-person meetings become discouraged, appropriate messaging will be displayed here.

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The Clark County Solid Waste Advisory Commission is a ten-member panel appointed by the Clark County Council that represents a broad spectrum of the community.

The commission meets at 6 pm on the first Thursday of February, May, August and November at the Center for Community Health, 1601 E Fourth Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98661, Room 210AB.

The commission advises the Clark County Council on solid waste matters including:

  • Helping develop programs and policies concerning solid waste handling and disposal and reviewing and commenting on proposed rules, policies or ordinances prior to adoption
  • Participating in current solid waste planning and development of future solid waste management plans
  • Investigating new developments in solid waste management practices and recommending further investigation or adoption of the practices, which will improve local solid waste management
  • Recommending to the Board of County Councilors and Clark County Public Health appropriate and necessary solutions to solid waste problems as may be presented by local citizens, private industry or others.
  • Advising  Clark County Public Health in evaluating applications for permits for solid waste handling facilities and disposal sites
  • Advising the county council or county staff in other specific solid waste matters, such as designing or siting solid waste facilities as directed by the board on a project-by-project basis
  • Maintaining communication with the citizens represented by each member to further public information and citizen input
  • Encouraging, supporting and promoting the reduction, recovery and reuse of resources contained in solid waste

To contact the Solid Waste Advisory Commission or be added to the distribution list to receive meeting reminders and updates, please email SWAC@clark.wa.gov.

Current members

Representing Member Name Term Began Term Expires
Agriculture Joe Zimmerman Feb. 2020 Dec. 31, 2022
At-Large Mike Mulligan Mar. 2022 Sep. 30, 2024
Business Jason Presser Oct. 2018 Sep. 30, 2024
City of Vancouver Kim Harless Jan. 2022 Dec. 31, 2022
North County Reuben Greer May 2022 May 31, 2025
Public Interest Groups Vacant    
Small Cities and Towns Simone Auger Dec. 2014 Mar. 31, 2024
Solid Waste Industry Derek Ranta Mar. 2018 Mar. 31, 2024
Southeast County Tim Kraft (Vice Chair) Oct. 2018 Sep. 30, 2024
Southwest County Kyle Potter (Chair) July 2019 Jun. 30, 2025

Meetings

Date Agenda/Minutes Notes/Related Documents Audio/Video