Elected officials from the cities of Camas and Washougal, and the Port of Camas-Washougal are hoping local residents and business leaders will turn out for the next joint economic development meeting.
The event, set for Monday, Sept. 20, at 4:30 p.m., at the Camas Public Library, will be highlighted by an announcement regarding the formation of a locally focused economic development commission.
According to Washougal Mayor Sean Guard, the commission would work specifically on expanding existing businesses and bringing new businesses and jobs to the East Clark County area. It would exist independently, and would be governed by all three entities.
“It’s an effort that should be a part of what we do,” he said.
Port of C-W Commissioner Mark Lampton said from an economic development standpoint, East County needs to prepare for the future.