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Cowlitz County Board of Commissioners

The three commissioners are elected to four-year terms. The county is divided into three districts on the basis of population - click here to view Commissioner Districts Map. At the time of election, each commissioner must live in and represent his/her district. 

The commissioners are partisan and are nominated in a primary election encompassing only their district. In the general election, all county voters are given an opportunity to select the commissioners who ultimately serve. 

Board duties include: Budget, Administrative and Judicial.

Commissioner's Regular Meetings are every Tuesday at 9 am on the 3rd floor of the Cowlitz County Administration Building, 207 4th Ave. N., Kelso, WA
Commissioners also have various open public meetings throughout the week. 
For the regular agenda and weekly calendar/agenda of public meetings,
click here or the link on the left.

UPDATE:   February 19, 2019 - April 16, 2019 - All Commissioner meetings will be held at the Museum.  - See Press Release
While the Elevator is down Video of the Commissioners Tuesday Regular Formal Public Meeting will be taped and aired at a later time by KLTV - Government Archive

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations provided upon request.
Contact: Human Resources.  Director Jim Zdilar.  Phone:  360-577-3065.

Board of Cowlitz County Commissioners meetings are also shown live on KLTV Government Access Chanel 29.  KLTV streams the meetings live on their website and archives past meetings for later viewing. 
KLTV Channel 29 Live Streaming
KLTV Channel 29 Archives - click on KLTV live button on top information bar.  Select play lists, then select Cowlitz County.  Then select the meeting you want to watch.




Contact Us

The Board of 
Cowlitz County Commissioners

Arne Mortensen

Commissioner - District 1

Dennis Weber
Vice Chair
Commissioner - District 2

Joe Gardner
Commissioner - District 3

207 4th Ave. N.
Room 305
Kelso, WA 98626

Ph: 360-577-3020
Fx: 360-423-9987

711 or 800-833-6384
Washington Relay

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Cowlitz County Commissioners Regular Public Meetings will be held at the Museum
Cowlitz County Commissioners regular meetings will be held at the Museum while the Elevator is down February 19 - April 22, 2019. Press Release:
February 19 - April 22, 2019 Administration Building Elevator out of Service
There will be no elevator service February 19 - April 22, 2019 in the Administration Building Press Release
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