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About Clark County

With its great natural beauty, the area known today as Clark County, Washington, has always attracted people and settlements. Framed by the scenic Cascade Mountains to the east and the majestic Columbia River to the south and west, the area was both a gathering place for the native tribes and the site of the first non-native settlement in the Pacific Northwest.

The county's recent history can be characterized by growth, growth, and more growth in terms of population, jobs, and housing. In fact, the county is one of the fastest growing in the state of Washington.

Planning for that growth and maintaining an excellent quality of life is one of the challenges that faces Clark County government in the coming years. By most accounts, the county and its citizens are up to that challenge. Not only does Clark County have a proud past, but it has a promising future as well.

Proud Past

Tribes, explorers, fur traders, Hawaiians, Prunarians, shipbuilders, and someone named Clark.

Promising Future

Educating our young, solving our transportation challenges, creating parks and green spaces, land-use planning, and developing housing and jobs for the future.

Who governs Clark County?

Citizens, the Board of Clark County Commissioners, elected officials, advisory boards, and other local, state, and regional influences.

Welcome to our community

Links to lots of relevant information about living in Clark County. Ideal for new residents or anyone planning to move here.

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Street address: 1300 Franklin Street, Floor 6, Vancouver, WA 98660
Mailing address: P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-5000
Main phone: (360) 397-6012 | FAX: (360) 397-6015
E-mail: pio@clark.wa.gov

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