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 with real estate, construction or economic development backgrounds who are interested in supporting the growth and success of downtown Vancouver, to fill three seats on its City Center Redevelopment Authority (CCRA) board. The city has extended the application deadline to 5 p.m. Wed., Nov. 30.
The CCRA board is responsible for overseeing downtown redevelopment consistent with the Vancouver City Center Vision 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 should have broad business backgrounds with experience relevant to the CRRA’s purpose in fields such as real estate development, law, construction management or economic development. In addition, the CCRA is committed to ensuring that its board represents diverse community voices with varied lived and professional experiences. Applicants are not required to live within the city limits.
Two of these seats are currently held by individuals whose terms are expiring and who may reapply. Per Vancouver City Council policy, all incumbents who wish to reapply for their positions will be reinterviewed along with any qualifying applicants. The third seat is for a mid‐term appointment that expires in 2023 and would have the option to seek another full, four‐year term.
Qualified applicants will be interviewed by City Council members on a date to be determined. Applicants who are not appointed through this process may be considered for future CCRA board vacancies for up to one year from the date of their application submission.
Regular CCRA meetings are on the third Thursday of each month beginning at 12:30 p.m. at City Hall (415 W. Sixth St.). Special meetings of the Board are advertised and held as needed – historically four to six times per year. Board members prepare for meetings by reviewing development plans, financial projections, legal documents and other technical information related to the projects presented at workshops and public meetings.
Applications may be submitted online at www.cityofvancouver.us/boards. For a printed application or for further information, contact the boards and commissions coordinator in the City Manager’s Office at P.O. Box 1995, Vancouver, WA 98668-1995, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling (360) 487-8600.
Information provided by city of Vancouver.
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