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Solid Waste Advisory Commission

Commission meetings

The Commission meets at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at Clark County Elections, 1408 Franklin St., Vancouver

- Agenda: April 3, 2014
- Meeting minutes

The Clark County Solid Waste Advisory Commission (SWAC) is a nine-member Commission appointed by the Board of County Commissioners that represents a broad spectrum of the community.

SWAC advises the Board of County Commissioners on solid waste matters including:

  • Assisting in the development of programs and policies concerning solid waste handling and disposal and to review and comment upon proposed rules, policies or ordinances prior to their adoption
  • Assisting and participating in current solid waste planning and development of future solid waste management plans
  • Investigating new developments in solid waste management practices and recommending further investigation or adoption of those practices which will improve solid waste management within Clark County
  • Recommending to the Board of County Commissioners and the Clark County Health Department appropriate and necessary solutions to solid waste problems as may be presented by local citizens, private industry or other bodies or individuals
  • Advising the Clark County Health Department in that agency's evaluation of applications for permits for solid waste handling facilities and disposal sites
  • Advising the Board of County Commissioners or county staff in other specific solid waste matters such as design or siting of solid waste facilities as directed by the Board on a project by project basis
  • Maintaining communications with the citizens represented by each member to further public information and citizen input
  • Encouraging, supporting and promoting the reduction, recovery and reuse of resources contained within solid waste

- Members
- Meetings

 Commission members

Member Representing Term expires Attendance
Lisa Schmidt, Chair Small Cities & Towns Sept 30, 2014  
Don Ebbeson, Vice Chair Solid Waste Industry Sept 30, 2016  
Brandon Vick Clark County Business Sept 30, 2015  
Stephen Smythe North Clark County Sept 30, 2014  
Richard Baker County-at-Large Sept 30, 2015  
Bill Turlay City of Vancouver Sept 30, 2016  
Jack McClary Southwest Clark County Sept 30, 2016  
Rem Wilson Southeast Clark County Sept 30, 2015  
Allan Jaska Public Interest Groups Sept 30, 2016  


Minutes listed below are PDF files.


Date Minutes Related documents Audio files
March Minutes   Audio (MP3 137MB)
February No meeting due to inclement weather    
January No meeting    


Date Minutes Related documents Audio files
December 5 Minutes   Audio (MP3 118MB)
November 7 Minutes   Audio (MP3 115MB)
October 3 Minutes   Audio (MP3 159MB)
September 5 Minutes   Audio (MP3 113MB)
August 1 Minutes   Audio (MP3 130MB)
July No meeting    
June 6 Minutes   Audio (MP3 145MB)
May 2 Minutes   No audio
April 4 Minutes   No audio
March 7 Minutes   No audio
February 7 Minutes   No audio
January No meeting    







Clark County Environmental Services - Recycling and Solid Waste
Anita Largent, Program Manager

Street Address: 1300 Franklin Street, 1st Floor, Vancouver, WA 98660
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 9810, Vancouver, WA 98666-9810
Main phone: (360) 397-2121 | Fax: (360) 397-2062
Relay 711 or (800) 833-6384

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