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City seeks volunteers to serve on Telecommunications Commission - 09/11/19

VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON – The City of Vancouver is seeking applicants with an interest in government and educational access television and cable television franchising to fill three open positions on the City/County Telecommunications Commission. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11.

The City/County Telecommunications Commission serves in an advisory capacity to the Vancouver City Council and the Clark County Council on matters related to telecommunications and cable television. The commission makes reports, monitors compliance with the city and county cable franchise agreements, and establishes rules and regulations regarding cable television and associated telecommunications issues. Four members are appointed by Vancouver City Council and four by the Clark County Council.

Commission meetings are held quarterly on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. at Vancouver City Hall, 415 W. Sixth St. Commissioners serve two-year terms. The terms for the three open positions begin Jan. 1, 2020, and would expire Dec. 31, 2022. Applicants must live in the city, and must be available for an interview with Vancouver City Councilmembers on Monday, Oct. 28.

All three positions are currently held by individuals whose terms are expiring. These individuals may or may not reapply for their positions. Per Vancouver City Council policy, all incumbents who wish to reapply for their positions will be re-interviewed along with any other qualifying applicants.

Applications may be submitted online at To request a printed application or for additional information, contact Michelle Bartley by mail at Vancouver City Hall, P.O. Box 1995, Vancouver, WA 98668-1995, by email at">, or by calling 360-487-8607.

Visit to learn more about the City/County Telecommunications Commission, including links to past meeting minutes and agendas.


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