County, City of Vancouver seek volunteers for homelessness policy group

July 19, 2021

Press Release Date:

Monday, July 19, 2021

The Clark County and city of Vancouver councils are recruiting for two volunteers to join a collaborative policy group addressing the issue of homelessness in the community known as the Joint Executive Group.

The recruitment is for individuals with lived experience with homelessness. Terms would be approximately 12 months with the exact term to be decided at a later date.

The county and the city approved a memorandum of agreement between the two jurisdictions in October 2020 to enable leaders from both organizations to collaborate on projects and initiatives that will address homelessness and its impacts within the county. The group will make homelessness policy recommendations to the county and city councils.

Regular meetings will be held at least once per quarter. Additional meetings may be called by majority request of the voting members at a time when quorum and notification requirements are able to be met.

Anyone interested in applying should send either an email or a letter of interest to Michelle Pfenning, PO Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-5000 or The communications should include why the applicant is interested in serving on the policy group and any pertinent background information.

Application deadline is 5 pm Friday, Aug. 13, 2021.

Michelle Pfenning, Clark County Manager’s Office