County Commissioners Report


January 18, 2024

County commissioners met Tuesday in their regular session and approved several contracts for the new year. An agreement with the Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce was renewed continuing their role as the economic development department for the county. The contract would pay the Chamber $20,000 annually.

The county renewed its lease of the building occupied by the Cowlitz Family Health Center. The health center, located near the marina, has been paying $200 per month since 2017.

In the public comment period Mayor David Olsen asked for the commissioners to endorse a proposal in the state legislature sponsored by Joel McEntire (R) to make the Julia Butler Hansen home a state parks heritage site. The commissioners agreed that the state parks department would be a good choice as stewards of the historic home and its contents but asked the sponsors of the bill not to include the Johnson house adjacent to the house, which the county owns.


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