The Older Americans Act of 1965 and its subsequent amendments provide for the establishment of a citizens’ Advisory Council to 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.
The Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities of Southwest Washington (Area Agency) has an 18-member Advisory Council that provides input and advice to the Agency staff and makes funding and legislative recommendations to the Agency’s board. It is authorized to “review and comment” on all community policies, programs and actions with respect to older persons and adults with disabilities.
The Advisory Council meets the third Wednesday of each month (excepting July and October) from 12:00 to 2:00 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 one week in advance of the meeting in order to discuss accommodations. Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations.
Agenda for August 15, 2018 (note venue and time change)
Agenda for May 16, 2018 (note venue and time change)
Notice: due to inclement weather the February 21, 2018 advisory council meeting is cancelled. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.
The Advisory Council is composed of representatives from our five-county planning and service area:
Beth Anderson, Vancouver
Lisa Bayautet, Vancouver
Pat Cano, Vancouver
Carole Lewis, Vancouver
Shanti Potts, Vancouver
Arnold Dyer, Vancouver
Tina McCully, Longview
Kathy Kyllonen, Toutle
Shari Van Dinter, Woodland
Lanae Johnson, Goldendale
Ray Thygesen, Trout Lake
Sandra DeMent, Wahkiakus
Sandy Bacus, Stevenson
Sue Cameron, Cathlamet, Chair
Marsha LaFarge, Cathlamet
The Advisory Council periodically has openings for new members from the five counties served by AAADSW. 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 Street, Vancouver, WA 98665.