On Jan. 1, 2016, the council expanded to five members from three members. The change was made under the Clark County Charter approved by voters in 2014.
Board of County Councilors FAQs
How many councilors are there?
Are councilors elected by district or at-large?
The council chair was elected at large in November 2015.
The counselor from District 2 was elected at the district level in November 2015.
Councilors from District 3 and District 4 were elected in November 2012.
The councilor from District 1 was elected in November 2014.
What areas do the individual councilors represent?
The three sitting councilors each represents a geographic area of the county.
Tom Mielke represents north Clark County, including Salmon Creek, 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.
Jeanne E. Stewart's district is mostly within the city of Vancouver but fans east to Interstate 205 and north to Salmon Creek and Hazel Dell.
A fourth district will be added Jan. 1, 2016. It will cover the county's west side from the Hazel Dell area to the north county line and include La Center and Ridgefield.
How do you schedule contact with the board?
Call the Board's Office at (360) 397-2232.
Where should correspondence to the board be sent?
Board of County Councilors, PO Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-5000
Which of the councilors' meetings are open to the public?
Unless it is an executive session, under the law, all meetings are open to the public. Please call (360) 397-2232 for meeting schedules or see The Grid on the county's home page.
How and when does the board set the county's budget and tax structure?
The county budget process is a year long and involves community input and numerous open meetings and workshops. It is finalized with budget adoption in early December.
For more information, please call the Budget Office at (360) 397-6097.
Councilors 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.
Whom do people contact with questions about property assessments?
Contact the Assessor's Office at (360) 397-2391.
You can appeal your assessment to the Board of Equalization at (360) 397-2337.