State of the County address is Thursday

Event will be held at the Clark County Square Dance Center

Clark County Board of Commissioners Chairman Tom Mielke will present the upcoming State of the County address, with Commissioners David Madore and Steve Stuart.

The free event, open to the public, will be held Thursday. Light refreshments will be served beginning at 2 p.m., and the formal program will run from 2:45 to 4 p.m., at the Clark County Square Dance Center, 10713 N.E. 117th Ave., Vancouver.

During the program, the commissioners will also recognize volunteers for extraordinary efforts in 2013.

It will be the last official State of the County for Commissioner Steve Stuart, who announced in January that he would not be running for re-election after 10 years on the board. He is also currently a finalist for the Ridgefield city manager position.

Donations of food, household supplies and money, that will be contributed to local food banks, will be accepted.

The event is open to the public.

Following the event, the program will be available on CVTV channels 21 and 23.