County manager appoints April Furth as director of Community Development

Furth was hired by the county in February 2021 to lead the Permit Center in Community Development

Clark County Manager Kathleen Otto this week appointed April Furth as the director of the county’s Community Development department. The appointment is effective Tuesday, Nov. 16.

Furth was hired by the county in February 2021 to lead the Permit Center in Community Development. She has more than 17 years’ experience in retail management including serving as regional merchandising manager, store manager and vice president. 

Clark County Manager Kathleen Otto this week appointed April Furth as the director of the county’s Community Development department. The appointment is effective Tuesday, Nov. 16.
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During Furth’s tenure at Clark County, she has worked with Permit Center staff to reduce permit intake times and improve overall customer service. 

“April has been instrumental in working with her team, external partners, and the general public to develop respectful and productive working relationships and streamlined services,” said Otto. “Her commitment to the Clark County team has not only provided an opportunity for collaboration; it has fostered an environment focused on customer service.”

“Since I started working at the county, I’ve worked with staff to evaluate and improve the processes of Clark County Permit Center by creating small wins and building momentum of success for a highly skilled long-term team,” said Furth. “I’m excited to be the Community Development director and make a difference on a larger scale.”

The county’s Community Development department provides services from many divisions including Building, the Permit Center, Development Engineering, Land Use, Animal Control, Code Enforcement and the Fire Marshal’s Office.

Learn more about the recent updates to the Permit Center processes in this CVTV video.

Information provided by Clark Co. WA Communications.

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