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: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Daniel Weaver, 2021 Chair||12/31/2021|
|John J. Shaffer, 2021 Vice Chair||12/31/2022|
|Kent Cash, Port of Vancouver||12/31/2023|
|Jack H. Melton||12/31/2021|
|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.