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News Release
County extends due date to apply for climate project community advisory group freight position - 06/05/24

Vancouver, Wash. – Interested Clark County residents with freight expertise are invited to apply for an open position on the Clark County Climate Project Community Advisory Group (CAG). The due date for applications has been extended until 5 p.m. Thursday, June 13.

This group is supporting the county's efforts to implement new state climate change planning legislation, in which the county is now required to add a Climate Change Element to its Comprehensive Plan by Dec. 31, 2025. This means the county will need to address climate resilience and greenhouse gas reduction in its comprehensive plan, including goals and policies for the county to implement during the 20-year planning period, 2025-2045. The county will also need to address new environmental justice requirements to ensure policies benefit those most vulnerable to climate impacts and greenhouse gas pollution. 

The project area is unincorporated Clark County, including rural areas like Hockinson, Dollars Corner and Amboy, and urban areas outside of city limits, such as Hazel Dell, Salmon Creek and Orchards. 

Learn more about the project at https://clark.wa.gov/community-planning/climate-change-planning

Community Advisory Group
The county seeks an applicant interested in participating in a consensus-based process to creatively and collaboratively develop policy recommendations related to reducing greenhouse gas pollution and improving the county’s resilience to climate impacts. The recommendations will be reviewed and considered by the public, the Clark County Planning Commission, and the County Council.

The group has been meeting since early 2024 and the person appointed to this position would participate in monthly meetings through the duration of the project which is expected to end in early 2025. The group typically meets the fourth Wednesday of the month at 5:30-8:30 pm. Meetings are hybrid, with options to attend in person at the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St. or remotely via Zoom.

CAG responsibilities include:

  • Advising staff on project priorities;
  • Reviewing and providing feedback on key project work products;
  • Collaborating with other CAG members to develop policy recommendations;
  • Acting as liaisons to specific constituencies or interest groups;
  • Encouraging community members to participate in the process; and
  • Acting as champions of the project and the recommendations that emerge from it.

CAG members are expected to have a personal or professional connection to the project area. CAG members are expected to demonstrate a balanced commitment to the adopted project scope of work:  improving community resilience, greenhouse gas reduction, and environmental justice. It is preferred that members represent a broad spectrum of interests including those most vulnerable to climate impacts and greenhouse gas pollution, geographic representation of residents from across the unincorporated county, people with a range of transportation and housing preferences/needs, and people who work or participate in fields that intersect the topic. A list of current members is posted on the group’s webpage: https://clark.wa.gov/community-planning/community-advisory-group

To Apply
Applications are available online at: https://clark.wa.gov/community-planning/climate-change-planningPaper copies are available for pick-up at the Public Service Center front desk, first-floor lobby, 1300 Franklin St.

Applications may be submitted in the following ways: 

The new deadline for applications is 5 p.m., Thursday, June 13, 2024. 

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