East County Politics

Lloyd Halverson, Camas City Administrator, proposes retirement “transition” to end March 2013

January 27, 2012
Lloyd Halverson, Camas City Administrator, proposes retirement “transition” to end March 2013

                          After almost twenty-three years of service with the City of Camas, City Administrator Lloyd Halverson announced today that he will begin the transition towards his March of 2013 retirement. During the City of Camas Planning Conference held at the Camas Community Center,...
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City of Washougal swears in Four Women to City Council

January 8, 2012
City of Washougal swears in Four Women to City Council

Newly elected councilwomen Connie Jo Freeman, Joyce Lindsay, and Caryn Plinski joined re-elected councilwoman Jennifer McDaniel in taking the oath of office during the Monday evening January 3rd city council meeting. All four women stood in front of approximately 40 family, friends, and citizens as a local judge administered the oath.      ...
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East County Fire & Rescue paid Fire Fighters pursue joining union with Camas and Washougal.

January 8, 2012
East County Fire & Rescue paid Fire Fighters pursue joining union with Camas and Washougal.

Eight paid fire fighters at East County Fire & Rescue may soon become part of Local 2444 of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), which currently is the union for both the Camas and Washougal fire fighters.  Washougal and Camas fire districts are working together under a temporary consolidation which was formed in...
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Three Departing Washougal City Council Members Thanked by Mayor and Citizens

December 21, 2011
Three Departing Washougal City Council Members Thanked by Mayor and Citizens

Molly Coston, Rod Morris, and Michael Delavar sat for their last meeting on the Washougal City Council Monday evening.  The three members lost their bid for re-election in November, and will be  replaced by new council members Connie Jo Freeman, Caryn Plinski, and Joyce Lindsay, starting with the first meeting in January of 2012....
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Washougal Fire and Police Chiefs Praise Emergency Workers, City Staff, and Neighbors

December 16, 2011
Washougal Fire and Police Chiefs Praise Emergency Workers, City Staff, and Neighbors

In the wake of what Mayor Sean Guard called “a major, major event”, the Mayor introduced Fire Chief Ron Schumacher and Police Chief Ron Mitchell at Monday evening’s council workshop, thanking them for all that they did. The major event happened Wednesday December 7th, when three people lost their lives during what is now...
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PRESS RELEASE: Mayor Sean Guard releases statement regarding Cowlitz Court Case

December 16, 2011
PRESS RELEASE: Mayor Sean Guard releases statement regarding Cowlitz Court Case

PRESS RELEASE: Statement provided by Mayor Sean Guard December 15, 2011. “While it is not like me to plead guilty to something I know I did not do, today I entered a Newton/Alford plea to a misdemeanor charge in Cowlitz County District Court. A Newton plea is pleading guilty without agreeing to the facts...
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Camas-Washougal Port Commission Meeting Tuesday December 13th

December 8, 2011
Camas-Washougal Port Commission Meeting Tuesday December 13th

The Port of Camas-Washougal will have its regularly scheduled Commission meeting on Tuesday December 13th at the Port office meeting room, 24 South ‘A’ Street in Washougal.  The Executive session meeting starts at 4:00 pm, and is not open to the public.  The Regular session begins at 5:00pm, and is open to the public,...
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Plinksi is Winner of Washougal City Council Race by Eight Votes

December 6, 2011
Plinksi is Winner of Washougal City Council Race by Eight Votes

According to the Clark County Auditor, a mandatory manual recount of the ballots cast in the November 8, 2011 General election for the City of Washougal occurred on Monday, December 5, 2011.   The unofficial results of the recount shows the vote totals for the candidates involved remain unchanged from the official certified election...
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Election Results Now Final for Camas, Washougal, Port District, and ECFR

November 30, 2011
Election Results Now Final for Camas, Washougal, Port District, and ECFR

UPDATE: According to a Clark County press release, for the November 8, 2011 General election, the Clark County Canvassing Board met at 3:30 PM, Tuesday, November 29 to certify the results. At this meeting a schedule for the recount of ballots for the office of City Council, Position No. 2, City of Washougal and...
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City of Washougal Passes State Accountability Audit

November 21, 2011
City of Washougal Passes State Accountability Audit

The City of Washougal has successfully passed a second State Audit this year, this one being an Accountability Audit.  There were no findings or a management letter. The State Auditor’s Office (SAO)  issued Audit Report # 1006646 on November 7th, covering the period from January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010. Mayor Sean Guard...
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