City seeks applicants for position on City Center Redevelopment Authority 

November 7, 2023

The City of Vancouver is seeking applicants with real estate, construction or economic development backgrounds who are interested in supporting the growth and success of downtown Vancouver, to fill two seats on its City Center Redevelopment Authority (CCRA) board. Applications must be submitted by Monday, Dec. 4, 2023. 

The CCRA board is responsible for overseeing downtown redevelopment consistent with the Vancouver City Center Vision plan. The board guides redevelopment activities in downtown Vancouver and advises the Mayor and City Council on public-private partnerships, public assistance to private developments and redevelopment agreements in downtown Vancouver. 

Consistent with the CCRA’s charter, board members should have broad business backgrounds with experience relevant to the CRRA’s purpose in fields such as real estate development, law, construction management or economic development. In addition, the CCRA is committed to ensuring that its board represents diverse community voices with varied lived and professional experiences. Applicants are not required to live within the city limits.  

All applicants must be available to participate in a virtual interview with the Vancouver City Council. Per Vancouver City Council policy, all incumbents who wish to reapply for their positions will be re-interviewed along with any other qualifying applicants. 

Regular CCRA meetings are on the third Thursday of each month beginning at 12:30 p.m. at City Hall (415 W. Sixth St.). Special meetings of the Board are advertised and held as needed, historically two to four times per year. Board members prepare for meetings by reviewing development plans, financial projections, legal documents and other technical information related to the projects presented at workshops and public meetings. 

Applications may be submitted online at For a printed application or for further information, contact the boards and commissions coordinator in the City Manager’s Office at P.O. Box 1995, Vancouver, WA 98668-1995,, or by calling 360-487-8600

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Contact: Tim Becker, Strategic Communications Manager, 360-831-3240;