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Forum on event venues set for Wednesday

Clark County wants to hear from the public on permitting private event venues in rural areas.

According to a county news release, the proposed private event venues would typically be permitted independently of those currently allowed as an accessory use to a winery and would be available for weddings, celebrations and other private events.

To get feedback, the county has scheduled a forum from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday in the sixth-floor hearing room of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St. in Vancouver.

According to a news release, the forum will be facilitated by Community Development Director Mitch Nickolds and staffed with employees from Building Safety, Fire Marshal and Land Use Review divisions in Community Development, as well as Public Works Transportation staff.

County staff is looking for input from a wide variety of interested parties including residents, property owners, business operators and agency representatives.

Written comments can be sent to or mailed to Clark County Community Development Department, P.O. Box 9810, Vancouver, WA 98660. Written comments also can be delivered to the Community Development Department on the third floor of the Public Service Center at 1300 Franklin St.

All written comments received will be shared at the forum and available to the public. Comments will be accepted through 5 p.m. on Aug. 9.

To learn more about current requirements for event-related activity on private property in Clark County, go to



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