The Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities of Southwest Washington (AAADSW) Advisory Council advice agency leadership and offers funding and legislative recommendations.

Common Questions

What is the time commitment?+

Members serve an initial three-year term, with the option to apply for a second term. The Advisory Council meets on the third Wednesday of each month.

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What does the Advisory Council do?+
  • Identify the needs of older adults, adults with disabilities, and family caregivers who live in their communities.
  • Advise on services to meet needs.
  • Advocate on behalf of the people they represent.
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History

The Older Americans Act of 1965 and its subsequent amendments provide for the establishment of a citizens’ Advisory Council for each Area Agency on Aging (AAA). The purpose of the council is to advise the AAA on all matters relating to the development and implementation of services for older adults, and guidance in the development and administration of its Area Plan.

About Our Council

AAADSW's 18-member Advisory Council provides guidance and feedback to AAADSW leadership and staff on programs, community needs, and initiatives.  Their work at monthly meetings is an integral part of AAADSW's efforts to serve the region. The Advisory Council represents older adults, adults with disabilities, and family caregivers in Clark, Cowlitz, Wahkiakum, Skamania, and Klickitat Counties of Southwest Washington.

Clark County
Sue Cameron, Vancouver
Pat Cano, Vancouver, Secretary
Arnold Dyer, Vancouver, Chair
Greg Flakus, Vancouver
Jodi Oliver, Vancouver
Joseph Bosch, Vancouver

Cowlitz County
Colleen Bennett, Castle Rock
Diane Craft, Longview

Open Position

Klickitat County
Gavin Carmichael, Husum
Open Position
Open Position

Skamania County
Open Position
Open Position
Open Position

Wahkiakum County
Pearl Blackburn, Rosburg, Vice Chair
Kathy Briggs, Cathlamet
Marianne Burkholder, Cathlamet

Come Join Us

You can influence aging and long-term care issues for older adults, adults with disabilities, and family caregivers.  If you would like to be considered, please click on the link below to complete the application, then send it to:

Community Services Manager
201 NE 73rd St
Vancouver, WA 98665.

Council Meetings

The Advisory Council meets on the third Wednesday of each month (except July and October) from 12:00 to 1:30 at our Vancouver office.   The public is welcome to attend the meetings which are held at the Agency. Persons with a disability and who require accommodation should notify the Administrative Coordinator (360) 735-5721 three business days in advance of the meeting in order to discuss accommodations. Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations.

Date Format Agenda Minutes
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 @ 12:00 PMIn person and onlineIcon: PDFIcon: PDF
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 @ 12:00 PMOnline onlyIcon: PDFIcon: PDF
Wednesday, December 13, 2023 @ 10:00 AMIn person and onlineIcon: PDFIcon: PDF
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 @ 12:00 PMIn person and onlineIcon: PDFIcon: PDF
Wednesday, September 20, 2023 @ 12:00 PMIn person and onlineIcon: PDFIcon: PDF
Wednesday, August 16, 2023 @ 12:00 PMIn person and onlineIcon: PDFIcon: PDF
Wednesday, June 21, 2023 @ 12:00 PMIn person and onlineIcon: PDFIcon: PDF
Wednesday, May 17, 2023 @ 12:00 PMIn person and onlineIcon: PDFIcon: PDF
Wednesday, April 19, 2023 @ 12:00 PMIn person and onlineIcon: PDFIcon: PDF
Wednesday, March 15, 2023 @ 12:00 PMIn person and onlineIcon: PDFIcon: PDF
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 @ 12:00 PMOnline onlyIcon: PDFIcon: PDF
 
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