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    



Name Term Expires
Daniel Weaver, 2021 Chair 12/31/2022
John J. Shaffer, 2021 Vice Chair 12/31/2021
Kent Cash, Port of Vancouver 12/31/2023
Neil Chambers 12/31/2021
Dick Clairmont 12/31/2021
Eric Fuller 12/31/2023
Rick DeNise 12/31/2022
John Hansen 12/31/2022
Lloyd Lycan 12/31/2021
Jack H. Melton 12/31/2021
Dave Nelson 12/31/2022
Jim Pearson 12/31/2022
Vacant 12/31/2023
Mark Herceg, City of Battle Ground 12/31/2023
Jennifer Campos, City of Vancouver 12/31/2023
Randy Williams, Battle Ground, Yacolt & Chelatchie Prairie Railroad Association Ex-Officio
Eric Temple, Portland Vancouver Junction Railroad Ex-Officio


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

Where: WebEx virtual meeting

County staff: Tom Grange

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

Meeting cancelled