Clark County schedules four forums on low-income community needs

Third forum set for 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, at Camas Public Library

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Clark County Community Services has scheduled four public forums in January 2024 to discuss and get feedback on its low-income community needs survey conducted earlier this year. This feedback will be included in the final Community Needs Assessment report and will help determine spending decisions countywide. 

These events are open to all. Registration is encouraged. Interpretation services will be provided upon request. Light refreshments will be available during in-person forums. 

A forum will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, at the Vancouver Community Library, Columbia Room, 901 “C” St., Vancouver, with an open house from noon to 5 p.m.

A second forum will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the Ridgefield Community Library, Allene Wodaege Community Room, 210 N. Main Ave., Ridgefield, with an open house from 1 to 5 p.m. 

The third forum will be held in Camas, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, at the Camas Public Library, Dual Meeting Rooms A & B, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave., with an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. 

The county also will host a virtual forum from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Jan. 23, via Zoom ( The meeting ID is 873 8600 7799.

The confidential survey asked residents who are low-income about their family’s needs. Community Services will share data from the survey, and participants will have a chance to provide feedback and share their opinions on the findings. 

Community Services is required to conduct a community needs assessment every three years. The results are used to help prioritize which programs and services will be funded in our community with Community Service Block Grant awards.