The Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities of Southwest Washington (AAADSW) Advisory Council advice agency leadership and offers funding and legislative recommendations.
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.
- 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.
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.
Sue Cameron, Vancouver
Pat Cano, Vancouver, Secretary
Arnold Dyer, Vancouver, Chair
Greg Flakus, Vancouver
Jodi Oliver, Vancouver
Colleen Bennett, Castle Rock
Diane Craft, Longview
Gavin Carmichael, Husum
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.
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.