The Port of Camas-Washougal’s recent selection of Cascade Planning Group and its principal, Camas Mayor Paul Dennis, to be awarded a contract for economic development professional services, resulted in discussions by several Washougal City Council members last night.
Dennis will serve in the newly created role of economic development director, as Cascade Planning Group would be the primary service provider. E.D. Hovee and company would serve in a supporting role.
During the Washougal council workshop, City Administrator David Scott mentioned there would be “possible changes or tweaks” after attorney and staff review of an interlocal agreement between Camas, Washougal and the port, to form a joint economic development association.
Councilwoman Jennifer McDaniel said she supports the inter-local agreement and Paul Dennis is “an excellent choice,” but she wondered if he could be hired.
She, along with Molly Coston and Michael Delavar, were recently chosen by fellow council members to serve on a committee that will review an ethics policy for the Washougal mayor and City Council members.