Clark County seeks applicants for three openings on animal protection advisory board 


Clark County Manager Kathleen Otto is seeking applicants for several open positions on the volunteer animal protection and control advisory board. 

All the openings are for terms that begin immediately, stated a news release from the county. 

The positions are for Clark County residents that represent:

  • A veterinarian or vet tech practicing in Clark County, term expires Oct. 31, 2023
  • Owns animal other than dog or cat, term expires Oct. 31, 2025
  • Facility owner, term expires Oct. 31, 2025

Advisory board members meet quarterly at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month. Meetings are currently being held virtually using the Microsoft Teams platform. 

Functions of the 10-member board include reporting to the county council at least once a year on general operations of the animal protection and control program, recommending potential changes to services modifications to code that will promote animal welfare and the most efficient animal services possible, acting as an appeals hearing tribunal on minor appeals of notices of violations, and promoting the program, which includes its licensing of all dogs and cats.

Applications and a resume can be mailed to animal protection and control, P.O. Box 9810, Vancouver, Washington, 98666-9810, or emailed to 

For more information about the board or to download an application, go online to

The application deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24.


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