Solid Waste Advisory Commission
The Clark County Solid Waste Advisory Commission is a ten-member panel appointed by the Clark County Council that represents a broad spectrum of the community.
The commission meets at 6 pm on the first Thursday of February, May, August and November at the Center for Community Health, 1601 E Fourth Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98661, Room 210AB.
The commission advises the Clark County Council on solid waste matters including:
- Helping develop programs and policies concerning solid waste handling and disposal and reviewing and commenting on proposed rules, policies or ordinances prior to adoption
- 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 the practices, which will improve local solid waste management
- Recommending to the Board of County Councilors and Clark County Public Health appropriate and necessary solutions to solid waste problems as may be presented by local citizens, private industry or others.
- Advising Clark County Public Health in evaluating applications for permits for solid waste handling facilities and disposal sites
- Advising the county council or county staff in other specific solid waste matters, such as designing or siting solid waste facilities as directed by the board on a project-by-project basis
- Maintaining communication 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 in solid waste
To contact the Solid Waste Advisory Commission or be added to the distribution list to receive meeting reminders and updates, please email SWAC@clark.wa.gov.
Member representing Clark County At-Large or Clark County Agriculture community
The Clark County Council is seeking applicants for two volunteer positions on the Solid Waste Advisory Commission.
One position represents Clark County at-large and is open to all residents. The other position represents Clark County agriculture. Applicants for the agriculture position should currently be involved in or have a background in one of the following areas:
- Farming and food processing
- Extension office, conservation district or other agricultural agency work
- Compost and agricultural debris facilities
- Other agricultural fields in Clark County
The three-year terms begin as soon as the positions are filled and end Dec. 31, 2022.
Applicants should send a résumé and letter of interest to Michelle Pfenning, County Manager’s Office, PO Box 5000, Vancouver 98666-5000.
Applications also can be sent by email to Michelle.Pfenning@clark.wa.gov or fax to 360.397.6058.
The letter of interest should include:
- How you represent the interests of Clark County residents (at-large position) or agricultural community (agriculture position).
- Your personal or professional experience related to solid waste.
- Your vision for the future of solid waste management in Clark County.
Application deadline is 5 pm Friday, January 24th, 2020.
|Name||Representing||Term Began||Term Expires|
|Allan Jeska, Chair||Public interest groups||Sept. 2011||Dec. 31, 2022|
|Steven Willis, Vice-Chair||North Clark County||Dec. 2014||March 31, 2021|
|Simone Auger||Small cities & towns||Dec. 2014||March 31, 2021|
|Rich McConaghy||City of Vancouver||Aug. 2016||July 31, 2022|
|Kyle Potter||Southwest Clark County||July 2019||June 30, 2022|
|Derek Ranta||Solid waste management industry||March 2018||March 31, 2021|
|Jason Presser||Clark County business||Oct 2018||Sept. 30, 2021|
|Tim Kraft||Southeast Clark County||Oct 2018||Sept. 30, 2021|