Clark County Public Works seeks applicants to serve on Camp Bonneville Advisory Committees

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Vancouver, Wash. – Clark County Public Works is seeking applicants to fill up to 24 available positions on two Camp Bonneville Advisory Committees.

With approval from the Clark County Council, Public Works established two advisory committees to inform and make recommendations for the Master Planning process for Camp Bonneville.

The Technical Advisory Committee will consist of eight to 12 members with expertise and background in:

  • Park, community or landscape design or development*
  • Architecture*
  • Safety and/or risk
  • Munitions and military expertise
  • Watershed management
  • Fire management
  • Ordnance control
  • Contamination and clean-up sites

The Policy Advisory Committee will also consist of eight to 12 members who have a vested interest in open spaces and recreation in Clark County and near the Camp Bonneville site. Members will be representative of:

  • The Clark County Planning Commission
  • The Parks Advisory Board
  • Neighborhood residents near Camp Bonneville
  • At-large Clark County residents
  • The Clark County Council
  • Public Works staff will facilitate meetings and will not be voting members


Public Works staff will lead the advisory committees through a minimum of ten meetings over the course of the Master Planning process, which is expected to take approximately two years. Committee members will assist with selecting consultant(s) for the Master Planning process and will provide recommendations and guidance on park design, park elements, public outreach, safety and more.

To apply for a position on one of the Advisory Committees, please send a resumé and letter of interest detailing your specific qualifications and indicating the committee for which you wish to apply. Application materials should be sent to Michelle Pfenning, County Manager’s Office, at Applications also may be mailed to P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-5000.

Application deadline is noon, Friday, July 30, 2021. Applications will be reviewed by the Public Works Director, Parks and Lands Division Manager and Communications Manager. Top candidates from that review will be sent to the Clark County Manager for final approval.

Camp Bonneville consists of more than 3,700 acres in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains and was previously used as a training camp for various branches of the military. The property is largely undeveloped with more than half of its six square miles forested. Approximately 800 acres at Camp Bonneville will be dedicated as a regional park area—the focus of the Master Planning process. The Army has transferred the property to Clark County under a conservation conveyance. The Reuse Plan identifies the property reuse as recreational with nine specific components:

  • Regional park
  • Law enforcement training center
  • Rustic retreat center/outdoor school
  • Native American cultural center
  • Clark College environmental education
  • Trails and nature area
  • FBI firing range
  • Timber resource management area
  • Habitat restoration

Learn more by visiting our website: You can also find real-time information on the Public Works Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts, and on NextDoor.

* If a member selected for this committee is employed with a firm that is participating in the RFP process, the firm will be invalidated in the process to eliminate conflicts of interest.