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AmyChaseAmy Chase
City of La Center

Amy is a Pacific Northwest native who has made beautiful La Center, WA her home for the past 20+ years. She has worked in public education for 18 years and is honored to represent La Center and Clark County on the Clark County Arts Commission. She feels strongly that there is a need to create partnerships with businesses, schools, neighborhoods, non-profits, and artists in order to create thriving communities and promote economic development.


KarinChaseHeadKarin Chase
City of Woodland

A 15 year resident of Clark County, Karin enjoys hiking, yoga and kayaking and is a avid community volunteer. In her professional life, she has worked in the arts for the last twenty five years. She is a owners of Karin’s Interior’s. Her interior design company has allowed her to collaborate with local artists and supports their work. Karin feels strongly that it is important to continue to develop more infrastructure in the Clark County to nourish artists and support their practices, benefit arts-related businesses and provide the public with the greater access and exposure to the arts.

JaniceFJanice Ferguson
City of Washougal

Born in Vancouver, Janice has lived in the Camas Washougal area all her life. Her introduction to music started as a young child accompanying her mother and grandparents in a family band. She played the saxophone through high school and still enjoys music from opera to jazz. A lifelong volunteer including the Audubon Society, AmeriCorps and WSU Master Gardeners, she received her AAS in Landscape Technology from Clark College. Active in the “Music in the Garden” tours, a program that opens private gardens to the public and showcases local artists, her home was one of the gardens featured in the 2006 season. A member of the Washougal Parks Board, she has been active with the efforts to place art in parks. Her board is currently working with Women Who Weld and the first of four kinetic sculptures has been installed at Steamboat Landing Park. The sculptures represent the four elements with the Earth element the first completed. Janice is also a member of the Growing Groceries Fund Raising Committee and the Washougal Arts and Cultural Association.


Andy Gregg

A Clark County native, Andrew Gregg’s career has been devoted to sustaining citizens’ interest in our area’s History. Gregg graduated from Willamette University with degrees in History and Russian, attended Gonzaga University School of Law, and earned an advanced degree in Public History from Washington State University. From 2006 to 2014, Mr. Gregg served as a Historic Preservation Commissioner, four years as that body’s Chairman. From 1984 to 2004, Gregg taught Pacific Northwest History at Clark College. Since 1982, Andrew Gregg has served Hockinson Schools where he has been a National Board Certified Teacher since 2006. Mr. Gregg hopes to contribute his extensive knowledge of Clark County History and the role of public art in our community to his new role.

DRobergeDonna Roberge
City of Camas

Donna Roberge is an arts advocate. She wants to continue to stimulate participation and growth in the arts in Clark County. She believes by serving on the Clark County Arts Commission Board of Directors she is best able to accomplish some of those goals. She has served on the Vancouver Symphony Board of Directors as well as the Vancouver Childrens’ Opera Board. She supports Opera Quest Northwest which introduces opera to Clark County’s students in the elementary schools. Donna is Professor Emeritus in the Social Sciences Division at Clark College. Opera and poetry are her passions. She enjoys writing poetry and is co-creator of the All Seasons Poetry Group. She was delighted to be one of the CCAC board members that created the first Poet Laureate in Clark County. Donna is honored to represent the City of Camas on this CCAC Board. She has a dream that the City of Camas will someday charge a small arts tax on all new construction which will enable it to become an arts destination city in our county. She continues to be a scholarship donor to the Magenta Theater for their actors workshops. She enjoys serving on the CCAC committee that pioneered the Lifetime Achievement Awards in 2013. Donna was delighted to have been appointed as one of the first commissioners to serve on the CCAC Board when it was first established in 2010.


Barbara Wright
City of Ridgefield

Science Education Through Art
Barbara has been passionate about both art and science from a very young age. She earned a degree in geography and cartography at the University of Wisconsin and found a niche merging earth and social sciences with art. She enjoyed a career in cartography for many years before teaching math at several Puget Sound are colleges.
After retiring, she moved from the Puget Sound area to Ridgefield and spends her time pursuing her art in natural science illustration, playing the ukulele, volunteering at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, and engaging in community activities in Ridgefield.
Barbara finds wonder and feels awe when viewing all aspects of nature. Her desire is to constantly expand her knowledge and share this wonder of natural marvels through her artwork. She is eager to educate others about science and art while increasing their awareness of the beauty around us.

Wyatt.Dan.headshotDan Wyatt
Clark County Business Representative

Arts Commission co-chair and business representative Dan Wyatt often jokes of having the power of paradox – the ability to connect things that seemingly don’t or won’t go together. With a technical background in television and an artistic passion for storytelling on the stage and screen, merging art and technology is one of those paradoxes. It’s what has always made cinema the most attractive form of communication for Dan.

Born in Texas, and raised in Salmon Creek, Dan was educated at Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles where he received his Master’s Fine Arts degree in Film as well as a Bachelor’s from WSU for Broadcasting with a Minor in Theatre . After spending ten years working in the film industry in various capacities, the Pacific Northwest and its quality of life beckoned so he moved his young family back to Vancouver in 2007. Prior to taking over the Kiggins Theatre in 2012, Dan developed a proof of concept storefront on Main Street called Pop Culture that was an all-ages music venue and family hang out.

His top three movies are Back to the Future, Network and Raising Arizona (in that order) and enjoys listening to vintage honky tonk country whenever possible.


Battle Ground – Position unfilled

If interested in serving you should submit a resume to Jennifer Clark, Clark County Council Office, P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98665-5000.  Applications can be faxed to (360) 397-6058 or sent by e-mail to Jennifer.clark@clark.wa.gov.

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