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Charter Review Commission seeks applicants for open at-large seat - 06/10/21

Vancouver, Wash. – The Clark County Charter Review Commission is seeking applicants to fill an open position on the commission. The seat is for an at large position. Applicants must be registered voters currently residing anywhere in Clark County.

The unexpired term begins immediately upon appointment and ends Dec. 31, 2021, at the latest.

The commission meets regularly 5-7 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, special meetings, including public open houses, and committee meetings may be scheduled. Meetings are held virtually on Webex and shown on CVTV channel 23/323 and www.cvtv.org.

The Charter Review Commission is tasked with reviewing the county’s home rule charter approved by voters in November 2014. This will be the first review of the county’s charter.

Fifteen commission members were elected in the Nov. 3, 2020, general election. Per the charter, three members were elected countywide, and each of the four county councilor districts has three commissioners. Any changes to the charter that the review commission recommends would go to a countywide vote in a general election.

Anyone interested in volunteering should send a biographical statement of 100 words or less allocated between the four section headings below and a general statement limited to 200 words or less as would be required for the Local Voters’ Pamphlet. Section headings are not included in the word count.  

  • Elected Experience or Legal/Judicial Experience
  • Professional/Work Experience
  • Education
  • Community Service

Applicants also may include supplemental information such as a résumé. Application materials should be sent to Michelle Pfenning, County Manager’s Office, at Michelle.Pfenning@clark.wa.gov. Applications also may be mailed to P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-5000.

Application deadline is noon Friday, June 25, 2021. The Charter Review Commission will discuss potential applicants at its June 30 meeting. Applicants should plan to be available during the June 30 meeting to answer potential questions and to provide a two-minute dialogue on why they are interested in being on the commission.

More information on the Charter Review Commission can be found on the county’s website at https://clark.wa.gov/county-manager/charter-review-commission-overview

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