Citizens Guide and Glossary of BOCC Meetings and Documents

All meetings with a quorum of the Board of Commissioners are public meetings held in the County seat of Kelso, in the Administration Building, 207 4th Avenue North, Kelso, 3rd floor - Commissioner Hearing Room. (Law requires specific location).

Citizen Comments - RCW 42.30.040 - Conditions to attendance not to be required.  A member of the public shall not be required, as a condition to attendance at a meeting of a governing body, to register his or her name and other information, to complete a questionnaire, or otherwise to fulfill any condition precedent to his or her attendance. 

For testimonial or quasi-judicial public hearings citizens should be asked to give their name and address. For public meetings and legislative public hearings it is optional.  

The Board of Commissioners may add and take action on other items not listed on the Agenda.  Please note that all meetings are subject to cancellation or rescheduling and that special meetings may be scheduled after appropriate notice.   

County Policy and Procedures                    Commissioners Rules of Practice                 Regular Public Meeting Calendar      

 Commissioners Public Records  

  1. Agendas – weekly (2022 - ) Agendas are posted in PDF.

  2. Contract File (1978 – present) Word document saved by year listing all contracts the Board has signed.

  3. Interlocal Agreements (2012 – present) Word document saved by year listing all interlocals the Board has signed.  Also a PDF of each interlocal named by date and description of interlocal. 

  4. Minutes (2011 – present) Weekly signed Minutes are posted.

  5. Resolutions (1978 – present) Word document listing each resolution the Board has signed.  Also a PDF of each resolution named by # and description of resolution.

  6. Resumes (1945 – present) Compilation of the Minutes done monthly.

  7. Monday - Wednesday BOCC Public Business Meetings (2014 – present).   Each weekly folder contains handouts, audio, and video of the Boards weekly workshops / meetings / work session / commissioner conference / staff / liaison reports – whatever you want to call the public meetings. 

  8. Tuesday 9 am Formal Public Meetings/Special Meetings (2006 – present) Each weekly signed paperwork from formal public meeting, audio, and video.  This includes the formal Board of Health which meets quarterly
  1. Board of Commissioners Monday Business Meetings 
    Commissioners Hearing Room, 207 4th Avenue North, Kelso, 3rd Floor
    and Zoom:   https://zoom.us/j/81136460132

    US: +12532158782,,81136460132#  or +13462487799,,81136460132# 
    Webinar ID: 811 3646 0132
    10:00 a.m.  Risk, Human Resources, Office of Financial Management – Weekly
    11:00 a.m.  Public Services – Weekly 
              Link to Agenda, Minutes, and Video of Meeting   https://www.co.cowlitz.wa.us/535/Agendas---Regular-Public-Meetings
    Link to all documents - https://www.cowlitzinfo.net/WLBOCCPublic/

     

    Board of Commissioners Tuesday Regular Formal Legislative Meetings 
    Commissioners Hearing Room, 207 4th Avenue North, Kelso, 3rd Floor
    and Zoom - https://zoom.us/j/94612805144

    US: +12532158782,,94612805144#  or +13462487799,,94612805144# 
    Webinar ID: 946 1280 5144
    9:00 a.m.  Commissioners Regular Legislative Meeting – Weekly
    10:00 a.m.  Board of Health - 4th Tuesday of January, April, July and October 
              Link to Agenda, Minutes, and Video of Meeting   https://www.co.cowlitz.wa.us/535/Agendas---Regular-Public-Meetings
    Link to all documents - https://www.cowlitzinfo.net/WLBOCCPublic/


    Board of Commissioners Additional Tuesday Business Meetings
    Commissioners Hearing Room, 207 4th Avenue North, Kelso, 3rd Floor
    and Zoom - https://zoom.us/j/94612805144

    US: +12532158782,,94612805144#  or +13462487799,,94612805144# 
    Webinar ID: 946 1280 5144
    1:30 p.m.  Commissioner Conference – 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Tuesday
    1:30 p.m.  Commissioner Liaison Reports –4th Tuesday 
              Link to Agenda, Minutes, and Video of Meeting   https://www.co.cowlitz.wa.us/535/Agendas---Regular-Public-Meetings
    Link to all documents - https://www.cowlitzinfo.net/WLBOCCPublic/


     
    Board of Commissioners Wednesday Business Meetings
    Commissioners Hearing Room, 207 4th Avenue North, Kelso, 3rd Floor
    and Zoom - https://zoom.us/j/94101722618

    US: +12532158782,,94101722618#  or +17207072699,,94101722618# 
    Webinar ID: 94101722618
    9:00 a.m.  Staff Meeting – 4th Wednesday 
    1:00 p.m. Work Session – Weekly
              Link to Agenda, Minutes, and Video of Meeting   https://www.co.cowlitz.wa.us/535/Agendas---Regular-Public-Meetings
    Link to all documents - https://www.cowlitzinfo.net/WLBOCCPublic/