Railroad Advisory Board

The Clark County Railroad Advisory Board studies ways to improve the economic stability of the railway and explores recreational opportunities and other types of uses for the rail line.

Appointed by the Clark County Council, the 15-member advisory board represents a variety of interests, including BNSF Railway, Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, Visit Vancouver USA, Columbia River Economic Development Council, Clark County Parks Advisory Board, Battle Ground Chamber of Commerce, Washington State University Extension, trail organizations and residents.

If you would like a member of the Railroad Advisory Board to speak at a community meeting or event, please contact Dan Weaver at: danielcweaver@q.com    

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Members

Name Term Expires
Daniel Weaver, 2022 Chair 12/31/2022
John J. Shaffer, 2022 Vice Chair 12/31/2024
Kent Cash, Port of Vancouver 12/31/2023
Neil Chambers 12/31/2024
Mark Daniels 12/31/2024
Eric Fuller 12/31/2023
Rick DeNise 12/31/2022
John Hansen 12/31/2022
Lloyd Lycan 12/31/2024
Jim Malinowski   12/31/2024
Vacant 12/31/2022
Jim Pearson 12/31/2022
Vacant 12/31/2023
Mark Herceg, City of Battle Ground 12/31/2023
Vacant 12/31/2023

Meetings

When:  4-5:30 pm the second Monday of each month

Where: WebEx virtual meeting or Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St, 6th Floor BOCC , Training Room 679

County staff: Kevin Tyler

Clark County Railroad Advisory Board Mission Statement

The mission of the Railroad Advisory Board (RRAB) is to suggest developmental and operational options for the Railroad that will be instrumental in making the Railroad a public resource and a revenue generator for Clark County and, ultimately, financially self-supporting. The ultimate goal in the ownership of the Railroad and Railroad Right-of-Way shall be to provide positive economic impact, stimulate economic growth, widen opportunities for employment, and encourage safe recreational activities. The Railroad Advisory Board will work with the Railroad operator, governmental agencies, economic development groups and private parties to identify and promote sites that will support railroad activities.

Date Agenda/Minutes Notes/Related Documents Audio/Video
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The public is encouraged to participate in the following ways:

In Person Information:

Public Service Center

1300 Franklin St

6th Floor BOCC Training Room 679

WebEx Audio Conference Information:

+1-408-418-9388

Event Number (access code): 2485 981 1825

Event Password: RRABJAN2023

Event address for attendees:

https://clarkwa.webex.com/clarkwa/onstage/g.php?MTID=e1df24416436fe35713b9b3b6a2256e72

Event address for panelists:

https://clarkwa.webex.com/clarkwa/onstage/g.php?MTID=ec00b1ea0d46f7414e4e1a36199c8df7a

Join from a video system or applications:

Dial 24859811825@clarkwa.webex.com

You can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number.

Panelist numeric password: 492186

Submit public comments to pwrailadvisoryboard@clark.wa.gov