Justin’s Going Away Party


There were a few tears shed at Justin Clary’s going away party last night because so many people will miss him. All of us who have worked with Justin have admired his positive attitude and the things he accomplished for our city in his eight years here.




Justin and Kerry and their two daughters plan to stay in Ridgefield until school ends and their house sells, and then they will move to Bellingham to work in the offices of Maul, Foster, Alongi. Until then Justin will work in MFA’s Vancouver office.

In a short speech Justin credited his successes in Ridgefield to the

“tireless efforts of our dedicated City staff and council. Ridgefield is a success story in the making and I look forward to continuing to watch its many accomplishments to come.”

He quoted Margaret Mead: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

And to me, that’s what Ridgefield is all about!

Planning Commission Looks for New Member

The City of Ridgefield is seeking a dynamic and self-motivated individual to voluntarily serve on the Ridgefield Planning Commission. The Planning Commission is comprised of seven volunteer citizens who advise the City Council on planning, development and growth issues for the community. The Commission reviews and makes recommendations to the City Council on updates to the City’s Comprehensive Plan and Capital Facilities Plans, Development Code regulations, shoreline management standards, environmental protection regulations and other matters as directed by the City Council.

Planning Commission meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at
the Ridgefield Community Center located at 210 North Main Avenue. Eligible applicants must reside within the city limits.  Applications may be obtained online at www.ci.ridgefield.wa.us or at City Hall, 230 Pioneer St or may be mailed to those who request by contacting (360) 887-3557. Submission deadline is April 13, 2012. Information: 360-887-3557

Tax rate rises April 1

Sales tax in Ridgefield will rise to 8.4% effective April 1, and the tax rate at the junction will rise to 8.6%.

The tax will be used for transportation purposes. Businesses must collect the appropriate new rate of sales tax for retail sales and services provided within Clark County.

Persons or businesses within these areas will be subject to the new rate of use tax on items purchased for their personal or business use if sales tax has not been paid.