Letter: Local food bank needs a closer look

Vancouver resident Greg Flakus reports the CEO of the nonprofit Clark County Food Bank earns a salary of $197,500 with an additional $30,000 in deferred compensation

Editor’s note: Opinions expressed in this letter to the editor are those of the author alone and do not reflect the editorial position of ClarkCountyToday.com

Greg Flakus
Greg Flakus

I learned through a review of the Clark County Food Bank’s Form 999, which reports income and expenses, a fact that alarmed me. The CEO earns $197,500 per year and $30,000 in deferred compensation. 

As one of those who led the campaign to build the current distribution center, this compensation should be made known to all donors and also explained. By reference, both the director of the Oregon Food Bank and Northwest Harvest earn less than the president of this food bank. 

I would hope the board members would justify this compensation that seems very high for a nonprofit in our region.

Greg Flakus

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