Council seeks volunteers interested in recycling, garbage disposal

VANCOUVER – The Board of County Councilors is seeking applicants to fill volunteer positions representing southwest Clark County and agricultural interests on the Solid Waste Advisory Commission.

Commission members provide recommendations to the county about issues such as recycling, garbage collection, landfills, transfer stations and waste reduction.

Members meet quarterly at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of February, May, August and November at the Center for Community Health, 1601 E. Fourth Plain Blvd.

Applicants for the southwest Clark County representative must live south of 179th Street and west of State Route 503/117th Avenue or its extension. This area includes the fairgrounds, Salmon Creek, Felida, Lake Shore, Hazel Dell, Minnehaha, Walnut Grove, Five Corners, north Orchards and Vancouver west of 117th Avenue.

Applicants for the agricultural representative must be involved in or a have background in:

  • Farming and food processing
  • Extension office, conservation district or other agricultural agency
  • Compost or agricultural debris facilities
  • Other agricultural fields in Clark County

Both positions have three-year terms which begin as soon as the positions are filled.

To be considered, send a résumé and letter answering the questions in the attached announcement to Jennifer Clark, Council Office, P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver 98666-5000. Applications also can be emailed to or faxed to (360) 397-6058.

Application deadline is 5 p.m. Fri., Dec. 9.


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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