Representatives from the cities of Camas and Washougal and the Port of Camas-Washougal will discuss the joint east Clark County economic development association at the Chamber of Commerce luncheon Thursday, Jan. 20, at 11:30 a.m., at Camas Meadows Golf Club, 4105 Camas Meadows Drive, Camas.
To RSVP, call 834-2472.
In January 2010, officials from the cities of Camas and Washougal, and the Port of Camas-Washougal, came together during a public forum to discuss how the entities might work together to create economic development opportunities that would benefit the greater community.
Today, nearly one year later, progress is being made with that goal in mind as the finishing touches are put on a draft “request for professional services” document. It is among the initial steps in the hiring process for an economic development director who will lead a proposed Camas-Washougal Economic Development Association.
“I think this entire process has been deliberate,” Washougal Mayor Sean Guard said Monday. “It has been focused on getting to a goal.”
The association will have a strictly local focus, aimed at expanding existing businesses and bringing new businesses and jobs to the east Clark County area. It will exist independently, have a board of directors, and be governed by all three entities — with the Port serving as the lead jurisdiction.