County seeks diverse applicants for Clean Water Commission

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Clark County is accepting applications to fill three open positions on the Clean Water Commission. Terms begin January 2024 and end December 2026.

Applicants must be residents of Clark County with interest or experience in water quality, data and program analysis, education and outreach, or environmental advocacy. Professional experience in stormwater management is not required. The county values the community’s diversity and seeks ways to promote equity and inclusion within the organization and with the public. The county is looking for applicants from historically underserved or underrepresented populations including residents who can bring ethnic, cultural or geographic diversity to the commission. Candidates with knowledge, ability and experience working with a broad range of individuals and communities with diverse racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Although not required, candidates who can fluently speak a language in addition to English are encouraged to include that information in their application.

Interpretation, translated materials, ADA accommodations or assistance submitting the application or participating in meetings can be requested by emailing or calling 564.397.5267.

The Clean Water Commission is a nine-member group that makes recommendations to the Clark County Council about services and policies protecting watershed health throughout the community. The commission collaborates with residents, agencies, businesses and nonprofit organizations. The commission meets 6:30-8:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every other month, starting in February. Meetings can be attended in-person or virtually via WebEx.

To apply, interested residents should submit a resume and letter of interest to Applications can also be mailed to Clark County Public Works Clean Water Attn: Devan Rostorfer, PO Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98660-5000. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2. More information is at

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Kaley McLachlan-Burton, communications manager