Clark County Commission on Aging offers opportunities to advocate for older residents, more livable communities

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Clark County is seeking applicants for three positions on its Commission on Aging. The commission manages and implements the county’s Aging Readiness Plan and fosters countywide awareness, dialogue and insight into challenges and opportunities for residents of all ages, incomes and abilities.

Positions begin June 1, 2024. Volunteers typically serve three-year terms, which will end May 31, 2027. Residents living anywhere in Clark County may apply.

The county is looking for people who can bring:

  • Interest and experience in issues and advocacy for older adults, related to housing; transportation/mobility; supportive services; healthy communities; community engagement; and emergency preparedness which are elements of the Aging Readiness Plan; 
  • Ethnic, cultural, social, and geographic diversity to the group; and
  • Outstanding strategic communication and public speaking skills and experience meeting with a wide range of individuals and organizations.

The Commission is focusing their 2024 work on emergency preparedness. 

The commission meets 3:15 to 6 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month, which includes a work session followed by a public meeting with informational presentations and discussions. Additional meetings, review of materials and related tasks may require an extra 10 hours per month. Meetings currently are being held in a hybrid format, with in-person and virtual options to attend.

Applicants should submit a resume and letter of interest to Michelle Pfenning, County Manager’s Office, at Applications also may be mailed to P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-5000.