City of Vancouver seeks applicants for Salary Review Commission vacancy

VANCOUVER — The city of Vancouver is seeking applicants to fill one vacancy on the Salary Review Commission. The deadline to submit an application for the position is 5 p.m. Fri., Dec. 9.

To apply online, visit www.cityofvancouver/boards. To request an application or additional information, contact Amanda Delapena at Vancouver City Hall, P.O. Box 1995, Vancouver, WA 98660-1995, or 360-487-8605.

The five-member Salary Review Commission is responsible for reviewing and re-establishing or adjusting the salaries of the Vancouver mayor and city council every two years.

Applicants must be Vancouver residents and registered voters. City officers, officials, employees and their immediate family are not eligible to apply.

Commission members are appointed by the mayor, subject to approval of the city council. This appointment is for a full-term vacancy, which will begin Jan. 1, 2017, and expire Dec. 31, 2020. The Salary Review Commission will next convene to review mayor and council salaries in early 2018.

For more information about the Salary Review Commission, including past meeting agendas, minutes and reports, visit


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Ken Vance got his start in the newspaper industry in 1987 as a reporter at The Columbian Newspaper in Vancouver. Vance graduated from Stevenson High School in Stevenson, WA, and attended Clark College in Vancouver. He worked for The Columbian from 1987-2001. He was most recently a staff member of The Reflector Newspaper in Battle Ground, where he served as editor since 2010 and reporter since 2007. Vance’s work in the newspaper industry has won him multiple awards, including a first place award from the Society of Professional Journalists for in-depth reporting.

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