VANCOUVER – Scott Campbell announced Friday his candidacy for Vancouver City Council, Position 1. Campbell has been a Vancouver resident since 1985, serves on many community nonprofit boards, and works as governmental and community affairs manager for Waste Connections.
“I believe this is a critical time for our city and community,” Campbell said. “Vancouver has seen tremendous growth over the last number of years, and now is the time to make decisions that will ensure we grow in a way that truly meet the needs of our citizens. We need strong leaders with real experience on city council.
“With my strong background in business leadership, a deep involvement in our local nonprofits and community groups, and a firm and demonstrated commitment to the community, I believe I am the best candidate to bring these qualities to the council,” Campbell said.
As governmental and community affairs manager for Waste Connections, Campbell has more than 22 years of solid waste and recycling experience, as well as 12 years of industrial construction management. He is a past 5-term president of the Washington State Recycling Association, and currently serves as a member of the board. Campbell is also a member and active with the Washington Refuse and Recycling Association, Association of Oregon Recyclers, and the Oregon Refuse and Recycling Association.
“I am running for Vancouver,’’ Campbell said. “So many candidates seem to be running against each other, but I look forward to building up, not breaking down. I am running to continue to improve the neighborhoods that make Vancouver special and unique.”
“For years, I have been working to improve our community – by working with nonprofit organizations, meeting with our residents, and collaborating with our leaders,’’ he said. “I understand the priorities of our business community, our nonprofits, and our neighborhoods. I’ve watched our community change and grow over the years, and I’m proud to have been an active and involved citizen since I arrived.”
In addition to his professional experience, Campbell is a recognized community leader who supports organizations that improve overall quality of life, specifically in areas of youth, education, elderly, veterans, and the environment. Some of the organizations Campbell works with include: the YMCA, Parks Foundation of Clark County, SW WA Contractors Association, Veterans Therapeutic Court, Fort Vancouver National Trust, NW Association of Blind Athletes, and Camas-Washougal Rotary.
“My focus for our city is public safety, transportation, homelessness, and our city budget,’’ he said. “I encourage you to visit my website and attend my many planned events to meet me and learn more about my plans for our community.”
“Our Community for Scott Campbell” has planned a “Game Changer” kickoff celebration at Main Event East on Thu., May 4, from 5-7 p.m. All are welcome to attend the event to meet Campbell and learn more.