Jeanne E. Stewart was elected to the Clark County Board of Commissioners in November 2014. As of Jan. 1, 2015, each board member's title changed to councilor because Clark County moved to a home rule charter form of government. Councilor Stewart has pledged to "Work to provide all our citizens the responsible, effective, accountable and transparent government they deserve."
Before being elected to the county board, Councilor Stewart served 12 years on Vancouver City Council. In that role, she served six years on the C-Tran and Columbia River Economic Development Council boards and two years on the Regional Transportation Council. Earlier, she was appointed to a five-year term on the Vancouver Planning Commission.
Councilor Stewart worked for more than a dozen years in various accounting, finance and auditing functions at US Bancorp. She and her husband of 40 years ran a family business for 29 years, working as manufacturer sales representatives.
At Clark College, Councilor Stewart earned an Associate Degree in Arts and Science, with honors and an emphasis on business. She been active in community affairs since 1981, when she began her public service work as cofounder of what became the Carter Park Neighborhood Association. She served as chair of the Vancouver Neighborhood Alliance and in numerous volunteer positions with Vancouver Public Schools.
Councilor Stewart has represented Clark County on the RDPO Policy Committee since early 2015 and was elected to serve as the Committee’s Interim Chair for 2017, until which time several vacancies are filled and the Committee can hold a new leadership election.