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Common questions

1. How many commissioners are there?

2. Are the commissioners elected by district or at-large?

3. What areas do the individual commissioners represent?

4. How do you schedule contact with the Board?

5. Where should correspondence to the Board be sent?

6. Which of the commissioners' meetings are open to the public?

7. How and when does the Board set the county's budget and tax structure?

8. Who do people contact with questions about property assessments?


1. How many commissioners are there?

Three.

2. Are the commissioners elected by district or at-large?

The commissioners run by district in the primary election and are elected at-large in the general election.

3. What areas do the individual commissioners represent?

The three commissioners each represent a geographic area of the county. Tom Mielke represents north Clark County, including Salmon Creek and Hazel Dell and the cities of Ridgefield, Battle Ground, La Center, Yacolt and Amboy. David Madore represents the portion of the county east of Interstate 205, north of the Columbia River and southeast of Battle Ground. Steve Stuart's district is mostly within the city of Vancouver and fans out from the southwestern portion of the county east to Interstate 205 and north to Salmon Creek and Hazel Dell. 

4. How do you schedule contact with the Board?

Call the board's office at 397-2232.

5. Where should correspondence to the Board be sent?

Address it to: Board of Clark County Commissioners, P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver, Washington, 98666-5000.

6. Which of the commissioners' meetings are open to the public?

Unless it is an executive session, under the law, all meetings are open to the public. Please call 397-2232 for meeting schedules.

7. How and when does the Board set the county's budget and tax structure?

The county budget process is a yearlong process involving community input and numerous open meetings and workshops. It finalizes with budget adoption in December. For more information about the budget, please call the Office of the Budget at 397-6097. The commissioners do have some limited options regarding taxes. They can set county taxing levels within guidelines established by the state. Property tax options require a vote of the public.

8. Who do people contact with questions about property assessments?

Contact the Assessor's Office at 397-2391. You can appeal your assessments to the Board of Equalization at 397-2337.

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Board of Clark County Commissioners
Administrator: Mark McCauley
Street Address: 1300 Franklin, 6th Floor, Vancouver, WA 98666-5000
Main phone: (360) 397-2232 | FAX: (360) 397-6058
Email: boardcom@clark.wa.gov
Responsible Elected Official: Board of Clark County Commissioners

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