Martin Snell, AICP
Marty started his career working in local government in 1989. As Community Development director, he is responsible for overseeing the following programs: Animal Protection and Control, Building Safety, Code Enforcement, the Fire Marshal’s Office, Land Use Review, and the Permit Center. Reporting to the County Manager, Marty works closely with Clark County Council on building, development, environmental, and land use issues. Prior to this position, Marty was the Community Planning director for Clark County, where he oversaw the county’s growth management program.
Before joining Clark County, Marty spent a combined 15 years working with the cities of Camas and Washougal. In both cities, he managed many complex projects, including work on growth management plans, changes to development and environmental plans and regulations, overseeing sub-area planning, executing annexations, and assisting with economic development strategies. His experience has covered a broad spectrum of growth-related issues, which provided opportunities to work closely with a variety of professionals and interest groups, appointed boards, and legislative bodies.
Marty has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Western Washington University and a Master of Public Administration degree from Portland State University. Professionally, Marty is a member of the American Planning Association (APA) and the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). He has served as president of both Washington City Planning Directors Association and Washington State Association of County and Regional Planning Directors, within which he remains active today. In 2016, Marty was appointed a member of the Washington Transportation Improvement Board (TIB).
Marty is a ‘dual’ Northwest native – he was born in Portland, OR and was raised in Camas, WA. When asked to recount some noteworthy memories of his work experience, he’ll share his successes (and challenges) with comprehensive plan updates. Outside of work, Marty enjoys spending time with his family and friends.
Phone: (360) 397-2375 ext. 4101