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Boards & Commissions
The City of Washougal has several Boards, Commissions and Committees. The Boards and Commissions were each created by City Ordinances to serve as advisory bodies to the city administration, the Mayor and the City Council. Most require that you must live within the Washougal city limits and they generally meet once per month. Committees are created on an as-needed basis, usually by Mayoral Directive or Council Resolution.
Get on a City Board, Commission or Committee
To learn how to volunteer on a city board, commission or committee, please visit the Become a Volunteer page. Applications are accepted year-round regardless of vacancy status and will be kept on file when vacancies become available.
The Washougal Arts Commission was established at the May 29, 2018 City Council meeting to identify and actively encourage the development and sustainability of arts in the city.
Civil Service Commission
The Civil Service Commission make general rules and regulation implementing the Washougal Municipal Code and state laws.
Lodging Tax Advisory Committee
The City of Washougal receives funds from the lodging tax imposed upon users of hotels and motels located within the City. These funds can be expended for a narrow range of projects and activities established by Washington State Law.
Park and Cemetery Board
The Park Board of Commissioners is comprised of seven members appointed by the Mayor, approved by the City Council, six shall be residents of the city and one may be a nonresident within the UGB. The term of office is three years. This volunteer board makes recommendation to the City Council.
The Planning Commission makes recommendations to the City Council on rezone applications and legislative items such as vision statements, comprehensive plan amendments, and code amendments.
The Salary Commission reviews the salaries paid by the city to the city's elected official.