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City seeks volunteer to serve on Vancouver Public Facilities Board

March 4, 2024

The City of Vancouver is seeking applicants for one vacancy on its volunteer Vancouver Public Facilities District (PFD) Board of Directors. Applications must be submitted by April 12.

The PFD owns the land under the Hilton Hotel and Convention Center in downtown Vancouver which it leases to the City’s Downtown Redevelopment Authority (DRA). The PFD receives funding from the state sales tax credit program, which it then transfers to the DRA. The sales tax credit revenue funds a portion of the tax-supported bonds issued to fund the construction of the Hilton/Convention Center. The PFD board is also responsible for approving annual budgets and monitoring use of the funds.

The Vancouver City Council appoints the board, which includes two at-large board members and three members appointed based on recommendations from local organizations, including the Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, local economic development organizations and local labor councils. The City is recruiting for one at-large position that will be a mid-term appointment expiring Nov. 30, 2025. To be selected, applicants must participate in a virtual interview with Vancouver City Councilmembers.

The PFD board typically meets twice a year. Meetings are held in a hybrid format, with an in-person option at Vancouver City Hall, 415 W. 6th St. Board members prepare for meetings by reviewing information provided to them in advance.

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 360-487-8600.

Visit to learn more about the City’s advisory boards and commissions.

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