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CRESA Administrative Board

The majority of CRESA’s services, including 9-1-1 Dispatch Operations, Administrative Services, Emergency Management and Technical Services, are governed by an Administrative Board comprised of nine board members serving indefinite terms. For more information about the CRESA Administrative Board, meetings, agendas and minutes, contact Board Clerk, Megan Whitman at 360-737-1911, extension 3945 or

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.

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 James McElvain, Vancouver Police Chief. Representing the City of Vancouver
  • Chuck Atkins, Clark County Sheriff. Representing Clark County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Julie Arenz, Assistant Vice President IQ Credit Union. Citizen/Finance Representative.
  • Shaun Ford, Chief North Country EMS, Representing Public Emergency Medical Services Provider.
  • Kathleen Otto, Interim Clark County Manager. Representing Clark County.
  • Mitch Lackey, Camas Police Chief. Representing Law Enforcement Planning Council.
  • Joe Molina, Vancouver Fire Department Chief. Representing Vancouver Fire Department.
  • John Nohr, Clark County Fire & Rescue Chief. Representing Regional Fire Chiefs.

CRESA Board Meetings

The CRESA Administrative Board meets the first Thursday of the month at 10:30 a.m. unless otherwise posted. The Board does not meet in July. The regular meeting location is the WSP/WSDOT building at 11018 NE 51st Circle, Vancouver, WA.  For 2020, the CRESA Administrative Board is scheduled to meet on the following days:

  • Thursday, January 9 (SPECIAL DATE)
  • Thursday, February 6
  • Thursday, March 5
  • Thursday, April 2 – Meeting to be held via conference call.  The public may call 1-720-279-0727 and when prompted, enter code 3644234
  • Thursday, April 23 – Meeting to be held via conference call.  The public may call 1-623-404-9000 and when prompted, enter code 148 377 6084
  • Thursday, May 7 – CANCELLED
  • Thursday, June 4 @ 11AM- Meeting to be held via conference call. The public may call 1-623-404-9000 and when prompted, enter code 148 121 8395
  • Thursday, August 6
  • Thursday, September 3
  • Thursday, October 1
  • Thursday, November 5
  • Thursday, December 3
  • CRESA Board Meeting Agendas

  • 01.09.20 Agenda
  • 02.06.20 Agenda
  • 03.05.20 Agenda
  • 04.02.20 Agenda
  • 04.23.20 Agenda
  • 06.04.20 Agenda

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