Advisory Council

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.

Council Meetings/Accommodation

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.

Meeting Agendas:


Agenda for November 14, 2018 (note date change)

Agenda for September 19, 2018

Agenda for August 15, 2018 (note venue and time change)

Agenda for June 20, 2018 (note venue and time change)

Agenda for May 16, 2018 (note venue and time change)

Agenda for April 18, 2018

Agenda for March 21, 2018

Notice: due to inclement weather the February 21, 2018 advisory council meeting is cancelled. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.

Agenda for January 17, 2018

Agenda for December 20, 2017


Meeting Minutes:

September 19, 2018 Minutes 

August 15, 2018 Meeting Minutes

June 20, 2018 Meeting Minutes

May 16, 2018 Meeting Minutes

April 18, 2018 Meeting Minutes

March 21, 2018 Meeting Minutes

January 17, 2018 Meeting Minutes

December 21, 2017 Meeting Minutes

November 15, 2017 Meeting Minutes


The Advisory Council is composed of representatives from our five-county planning and service area:

Clark County
Beth Anderson, Vancouver
Lisa Bayautet, Vancouver
Pat Cano, Vancouver
Carole Lewis, Vancouver
Shanti Potts, Vancouver
Arnold Dyer, Vancouver

Cowlitz County
Tina McCully, Longview
Kathy Kyllonen, Toutle
Shari Van Dinter, Woodland

Klickitat County
Lanae Johnson, Goldendale
Ray Thygesen, Trout Lake
Sandra DeMent, Wahkiakus

Skamania County
Sandy Bacus, Stevenson
Open Position
Open Position

Wahkiakum County
Sue Cameron, Cathlamet, Chair
Marsha LaFarge, Cathlamet
Open Position

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.

Membership Application (once you have filled out the application please print and sign it, then mail it to the address above.


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