City of Vancouver seeks volunteers to serve on City Center Redevelopment Authority

The CCRA board is responsible for overseeing downtown redevelopment consistent with the Vancouver City Center Vision plan

VANCOUVER — The city of Vancouver is seeking applicants for two vacancies on its City Center Redevelopment Authority (CCRA) board. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Fri., Nov. 1.

The CCRA board is responsible for overseeing downtown redevelopment consistent with the Vancouver City Center Vision (VCCV) plan. The board advises the mayor and city council on public-private partnerships, public assistance to private developments, and the business aspects of redevelopment projects and agreements in downtown Vancouver.

Consistent with the CCRA’s charter, board members must be civic or business leaders with experience relevant to the CRRA’s purpose in fields such as finance, real estate development, law or construction management. Applicants are not required to live within the city limits. However, they must be available for an interview with city councilmembers Mon., Nov. 18.

Board members serve four-year terms. Regular CCRA board meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month starting at noon in the Vancouver City Hall Council Chambers, 415 W. Sixth St. Additional special meetings are held as needed, historically four to six times per year. Board members prepare for meetings by reviewing financial projections, legal documents and other technical information related to the projects being presented at workshops and public meetings.

The two open 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.

To apply online, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/boards. To request an application or for more information, contact Michelle Bartley in the City Manager’s Office at City Hall, P.O. Box 1995, Vancouver, WA 98668-1995, Michelle.Bartley@cityofvancouver.us or by calling (360) 487-8607.

For more information about the CCRA, including links to current and past board meeting agendas and minutes, please visit www.cityofvancouver.us/ccra.

Information provided by city of Vancouver.

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