Interim county manager appoints Dan Young as fire marshal

Young will step away from Community Development Director role for new position

VANCOUVER – Interim Clark County Manager Kathleen Otto this week appointed Dan Young to serve as the county’s fire marshal. Young has been serving as interim fire marshal since October 2019.

Dan Young
Dan Young

He also has been serving as the director of Community Development since December 2019 but will step away from that position in order to permanently fill the fire marshal position. Young will continue to fill the role of interim director of Community Development until a permanent director is hired.

The fire marshal’s office is in the county’s Code Administration Department.

“I appreciate all that Dan has done both in Community Development and the Fire Marshal’s office during the past year,’’ said Interim County Manager Kathleen Otto.

Young previously worked as the Building Inspections manager in the county’s Building Safety program. He has experience as a deputy state fire marshal, Clark County deputy fire marshal and as a building inspector for Clark County and the city of Battle Ground.

“I appreciate the county manager and Community Development staff for understanding and supporting my choice to step away from the role of director,” said Young. “I’m looking forward to focusing my efforts on being Clark County’s Fire Marshal.”

The Community Development Department includes the building safety, development engineering, business technology and land use divisions. The county will publicly post the opening for the director position in the very near future.

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Information provided by Clark Co. WA Communications.