County seeks applicants to fill vacancy on Parks Advisory Board

CLARK COUNTY — Clark County residents who are interested in parks are encouraged to apply to fill a vacancy on the Parks Advisory Board.

The successful applicant will fill the remainder of a term that ends Dec. 31, 2017, and be eligible for reappointment to the seven-member board.

The board typically meets from noon to 2:30 p.m. the second Friday of the month, usually at Luke Jensen Sports Park, 4000 NE 78th St., in Vancouver.

Board members do not receive compensation. To avoid potential conflicts of interest, board members cannot be county employees or be involved with parks construction or planning.

Under Clark County code, the Parks Advisory Board:

  • Advises and makes recommendations to the Board of County Councilors and county staff relating to acquisition, planning and development of county parks.
  • Maintains communication with other organizations, associations and citizens regarding county parks.
  • Advocates to decision makers and the public for parks purposes.

County code states that when filling board vacancies, Clark County will strive for a broad representation of parks interests and perspectives.

Applicants should submit a resume and letter of interest to Jennifer Clark, Board of County Councilors, P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-5000. Applicants also may submit information by email to jennifer.clark@clark.wa.gov or fax to (360) 397-6058.

Application deadline is Fri., Jan. 13, by 5 p.m.                         

This information was provided by Clark County.                                              

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About The Author

Joanna Nicole Yorke is a 2010 graduate of the Edward R. Murrow School of Communication at Washington State University in Pullman. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism with a minor in political science. Yorke is a Clark County native, growing up on her family's 12-acre farm in La Center where her family still resides today. She was previously a reporter at The Reflector Newspaper, covering the city of Battle Ground, the Battle Ground School District and a variety of other areas and topics.

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