Mitch Nickolds to lead County’s Community Development team

Nickolds has served as interim director since April

VANCOUVER — Clark County Interim County Manager Jim Rumpeltes has tapped Mitch Nickolds to be the director of Clark County’s Community Development department. Nickolds has been serving as interim director since April.

Nickolds was hired as the county’s assistant building official in February of this year. Prior to that, he worked for the city of Portland as Inspection Services Division manager. He served as the Inspection Services Division manager for the city of Pasco for more than 16 years. Nickolds is a Certified Building Official and has more than 26 years of work experience in community development.

“Mitch is taking the lead of Community Development during a busy and challenging time,” said Rumpeltes. “I’m confident that his leadership skills and breadth of experience will serve our community well.”

Clark County’s Community Development department has more than 100 employees who work in a wide variety of divisions including Animal Protection and Control, Building Inspections and Permits, Code Enforcement, Land Use and the Fire Marshal’s office.

“I am excited to have the opportunity to lead and work with the great people who are Clark County’s Community Development department to ensure the delivery of excellent and highly efficient service to our customers, both internal and external,” said Nickolds. “I am committed to ensuring all residents, property owners and business owners and operators in Clark County are equitably served and enjoy the highest probability of success with all our services.”

For more information about Community Development, go to the county’s website at

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