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CRESA Administrative Board

CRESA is governed by an Administrative Board comprised of nine board members serving indefinite terms.  The CRESA Administrative Board has the authority and responsibility to provide policy and legislative direction for CRESA and its administration. The Board appoints and supervises the Director, oversees the finances and budget of the Agency, determines what services the Agency shall offer, reviews and adopts personnel, purchasing, and financial policies, and acts as necessary to further CRESA’s mission.

For more information about the CRESA Administrative Board, meetings, agendas and minutes, contact Board Clerk, Megan Whitman at 360-737-1911, extension 3945 or

CRESA Administrative Board members

Chair Don Chaney, Camas City Council Member:  Representing Cities of Battle Ground, Camas, La Center, Ridgefield, Washougal, and Yacolt

Vice Chair, John Nohr, Clark Cowlitz Fire & Rescue Chief:  Representing Regional Fire Chiefs

Chuck Atkins, Clark County Sheriff:  Representing Clark County Sheriff’s Office

Julie Arenz, Assistant Vice President IQ Credit Union:  Citizen/Finance Representative

Brennan Blue, Vancouver Fire Department Chief:  Representing Vancouver Fire Department

Shaun Ford, Chief North Country EMS:  Representing Public Emergency Medical Services Provider

Kathleen Otto, Clark County Manager:  Representing Clark County

Mitch Lackey, Camas Police Chief:  Representing Law Enforcement Planning Council

James McElvain, Vancouver Police Chief:  Representing the City of Vancouver

CRESA Board Meetings

The CRESA Administrative Board regular monthly Board meetings take place on the first Thursday of the month at 11 a.m. unless otherwise posted. Typically the Board does not meet in July.  Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, meetings in 2022 will continue to be held virtually until further notice.  The public may participate by using the dial-in conference call number and access code which will be provided on this web page at least three business days prior to the meeting date.  The CRESA Administrative Board is scheduled to meet on the following days in 2022:

*Thursday, January 6, 2022 – CANCELED

*Thursday, February 3, 2022 – to participate, call 1-408-418-9388 and enter access code 2492 468 6528

*Thursday, March 3, 2022

*Thursday, April 7, 2022 

*Thursday, May 5, 2022

*Thursday, June 2, 2022

*Thursday, August 4, 2022

*Thursday, September 1, 2022

*Thursday, October 6, 2022

*Thursday, November 3, 2022

*Thursday, December 1, 2022

CRESA Board Meeting Agendas 2022

AGENDA 02.03.22

CRESA Monthly Director’s Reports 2022


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