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.
Tribes, explorers, fur traders, Hawaiians, Prunarians, shipbuilders, and someone named Clark.
Educating our young, solving our transportation challenges, creating parks and green spaces, land-use planning, and developing housing and jobs for the future.
Citizens, the Board of Clark County Commissioners, elected officials, advisory boards, and other local, state, and regional influences.
Links to lots of relevant information about living in Clark County. Ideal for new residents or anyone planning to move here.