Members of Camas’ newly formed community advisory group will meet this week to kick off their work guiding public participation during the state’s environmental cleanup of the historic Camas paper.
The Downtown Camas Association (DCA) last month named eight community members from a pool of 65 applicants to sit on the 11-person advisory group.
“We are grateful that so many people want to be involved in this process,” said DCA Executive Director Carrie Schulstad. “We are committed to being inclusive and ensuring the advisory committee can function effectively and achieve its goals within the timeframe we’ve been provided.”
The newly appointed community members include April Berlin, Marquita Call, Kalani Cox, Isaac Dizon, Randal Friedman, Mark Nickerson, Marty Snell and Steve Young. They will join DCA Chairperson Caroline Mercury and two representatives from the city of Camas and the Port of Camas-Washougal to form the advisory group.
While the Washington State Department of Ecology and Georgia-Pacific nail down the specifics and scope of the environmental cleanup, the advisory group will review technical materials, supervise the work of the DCA’s public-involvement consultant and encourage public participation in the mill cleanup process.