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County council appoints Robin Grimwade to Columbia River Gorge Commission - 07/11/19

Vancouver, Wash. – The Clark County Council has appointed Robin Grimwade to fill a vacancy on the Columbia River Gorge Commission. The appointment is for a four-year term that begins immediately and continues through June 30, 2023.

Robin lives in Battle Ground and is vice president of corporate projects at Columbia Credit Union. He has advanced and associate diplomas in parks and horticultural management from the University of South Australia. Robin has served on the Clark County Planning Commission since 2017.

There are thirteen commissioners who serve on the Columbia River Gorge Commission. Washington and Oregon Governors appoint three commissioners each to represent their state, and each of the six counties in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area appoints one commissioner. The counties are Clark, Skamania and Klickitat in Washington and Wasco, Hood River and Multnomah in Oregon. The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture appoints one non-voting member who must be from the U.S. Forest Service.

The commission’s mission is to establish, implement and enforce policies and programs that protect and enhance the scenic, natural, recreational and cultural resources of the Columbia River Gorge, as well as support economic development where it is compatible with resource protections. It also serves as a neutral appeals board for land use decisions in the National Scenic Area.

More information about the commission is available at

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