Cowlitz County Noxious Weed Control Board
Noxious Weed Control Board meetings are held every 2nd Wednesday of each month (change to this schedule is announced in The Daily News and on our website). Meetings are conducted on the 2nd floor of the Administration Annex Building: 207 Fourth Avenue North; Kelso, WA 98626 (SEE MAP). Due to the mandated social distancing requirements in place during the current COVID-19 pandemic, the public meetings may be held solely over video and teleconference. Please check back prior to each month's meeting to confirm.
Meeting Documents are available here.
Board members serve a 4-year non-paying term position, appointed by the Cowlitz County Board of Commissioners. Board members also must live in the district in which they represent.
Notice of Term Expiration
The Cowlitz County Noxious Weed Control Board is accepting applications from residents interested in serving on the Noxious Weed Control Board. The Appointment will be conducted per the rules outlined in RCW 17.10.050. Applications will be accepted and reviewed for the following expiring term:
Geographical Area No. 2: North County; Castle Rock, Silver Lake, Toutle, Kid Valley
This is a non-paying 4-year term position appointed by the Cowlitz County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) to oversee the noxious weed control program’s policies and priorities within the County.
Interested applicants should apply online, download an application, or contact the Cowlitz County Noxious Weed Control Program, Admin Annex Bldg, 1st Floor, 207 Fourth Avenue North, Kelso, WA 98626; phone: 360-577-3117; email: email@example.com. All applications must be completed and received by the Noxious Weed Control Program by Thursday, January 4, 2024, at Noon.
The Noxious Weed Control Board will review applications at a hearing scheduled for January 10, 2024, at 6 PM. Following the hearing, the Noxious Weed Control Board will hold their regular meeting to discuss applications and recommend candidates to the BOCC for the appointment of the Area #2 position. The BOCC will appoint the new terms, which will begin March 1, 2024.
NOXIOUS WEED CONTROL BOARD MEMBERS
|District #1 Board Chairman|
303 Painter Roth Road
Kelso, WA 98626
Initial Appointment Date: June 25, 2013
Current Term Expiration Date: February 28, 2021
|District #2 Board Vice Chairman|
70 PH 10
Castle Rock, WA 98611
Initial Appointment Date: March 27, 2000
|District #3 Board member|
2039 44th Ave
Longview, WA 98632
Initial Appointment Date: June 5, 2019
|District #4 Board Member|
3601 Mt Pleasant Rd
Initial Appointment Date: September 28, 2021
|District #5 Board Member|
Ben Thomas Jr.
261 Hansen Rd
Woodland, WA 98674
Initial Appointment Date: April 26, 2022
Jennifer MendozaProgram CoordinatorPhone: 360-577-3117 ext. 1
Noxious Weeds Office AssistantAdministrative Assistant/Accounts PayablePhone: 360-577-3117 ext. 2
Kara HaugeField Inspector, North ZonePhone: 360-577-3117 ext. 3
Kelli NorgaardField Inspector, South ZonePhone: 360-577-3117 ext. 4
207 4th Ave. N.
Annex Building, First Floor
Kelso, WA 98626
TTY / VCO
711 or 800-833-6384
Monday - Thursday
9 a.m. - 12 noon
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
**Friday by appointment only