City Manager, Steve Stuart

      Steve joined the City of Ridgefield in April 2014, after almost ten years serving as a Clark County Commissioner. For almost two decades, his career has focused on public service – especially work helping communities with land use law and policy – around the Pacific Northwest.

Prior to joining the City of Ridgefield, Steve worked extensively at the State, regional, and local levels, in roles including:

  • Clark County Commissioner
  • Washington Public Works Board
  • Washington Association of Counties Legislative Committee Co-Chair
  • SW WA Regional Transportation Council, Chair and Member
  • Clark County Agricultural Preservation Advisory Committee Chair
  • Urban Policy Board Chair
  • C-TRAN Board of Directors
  • Bi-State Coordinating Committee Co-Chair
  • Joint Planning Advisory Committee on Transportation
  • Friends of Clark County, Executive Director
  • 1000 Friends of Washington, State Policy Director

Recognition of Steve’s work for healthy communities include the 2002 statewide award for leadership in promoting growth management for a better Washington and the 2014 Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Statesman of the Year Award.

Steve grew up in the Ridgefield area, attending Prairie High School – where he is a member of both the alumni and athletic Hall of Fames. He graduated from Linfield College with Bachelor’s Degrees in Business and Sociology, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Oregon. He is an active member of the Washington State Bar Association.