Our Camas 2045

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Please join us at our upcoming Community Summit (details above)! Community members will be able to review and vet the draft Vision Statement and participate in discussions to identify priorities and opportunities for achieving the vision. We want to hear your ideas for the opportunities and long-term needs of the city – ranging from future growth to parks and trails, transportation, and natural amenities.


The City of Camas is undertaking a multi-year initiative to update the City’s Comprehensive Plan. The Our Camas 2045 Comprehensive Plan will establish a vision for growth and development and will articulate goals, objectives, policies, and actions to guide our future through 2045. The plan will also address recent changes to Washington’s Growth Management Act related to housing and climate change.

Hometown. Our Town. Our Camas 2045 is a unified endeavor and partnership involving all of our community, our residents, and our local businesses in shaping our future over the next two decades. Our Camas 2045 will be more than just a document; it will be a shared vision that reflects the aspirations and dreams of our town.


About the Project

Our Camas 2045 will update the City’s comprehensive plan to create a guide for future growth and development in Camas over the next 20 years, including goals, objectives, and policies to achieve the community’s vision.

Washington’s Growth Management Act (GMA) requires every county and city in the state to conduct a periodic update of their comprehensive plan and development regulations. The purpose of a comprehensive plan update is to reevaluate and update the goals, objectives, policies, and actions in response to public input, new state requirements, and changes in the existing conditions or anticipated future conditions.

Comprehensive plans are organized into planning elements, or chapters, that include a vision, overview, goals and policies specific to each element (e.g., land use, transportation). Since the previous update was adopted in 2016, new state legislation on housing (HB 1220, 1110, and 1337) and climate change (HB 1181) has been introduced requiring updates to the housing element and the addition of a climate element.

Updating the existing plan provides our community with an opportunity to craft new policies to help guide future facility and infrastructure investment. Our Camas 2045 will develop the following elements:

  • Community Character (new)
  • Climate (new)
  • Land Use
  • Housing
  • Natural Environment
  • Transportation
  • Public Facilities and Services
  • Economic Development

Planning Process

The planning process will begin with developing a community vision for Camas, to establish where the community would like to be in 20 years. The City will conduct engagement activities including stakeholder interviews, surveys, community events and visioning summits. Visioning activities are anticipated to occur in early 2024 and will be designed to create awareness of the project and engage our community in identifying what you love about Camas today and what you would change to make Camas an even better place to live, work, and play in the future.



Advisory Committees

Our Camas 2045 will be guided by three advisory committees – the Community Advisory Committee (CAC), Project Advisory Committee (PAC), and Climate Policy Advisory Team (CPAT). The committees will review and comment on draft products, guide public outreach and engagement efforts, provide technical and professional direction, act as liaisons to specific interest groups, and act as champions of Our Camas 2045. Committee rosters and meeting summaries can be found under Project Documents tab on the right side of this page.

Public Involvement

Multiple outreach events will be held to provide community members with opportunities to engage in the planning process. Stop by the Our Camas 2045 table at First Fridays, the Farmer's Market, and Camas Days. Fun and engaging community events will provide a variety of activities for Camas community members to share their ideas. Additionally, staff and officials will be available to answer questions and discuss ideas with participants. Upcoming events will be posted to this website and advertised through the City’s social media channels. Stayed tuned for more information about our upcoming Community Summit, June 12th at the Lacamas Lake Lodge.


In conjunction with Our Camas 2045, the City is concurrently developing a subarea plan for downtown Camas. Our Downtown Camas 2045 will set a more detailed vision for Downtown Camas, maintaining its hometown feel while setting the stage for a thriving future.


Please join us at our upcoming Community Summit (details above)! Community members will be able to review and vet the draft Vision Statement and participate in discussions to identify priorities and opportunities for achieving the vision. We want to hear your ideas for the opportunities and long-term needs of the city – ranging from future growth to parks and trails, transportation, and natural amenities.


The City of Camas is undertaking a multi-year initiative to update the City’s Comprehensive Plan. The Our Camas 2045 Comprehensive Plan will establish a vision for growth and development and will articulate goals, objectives, policies, and actions to guide our future through 2045. The plan will also address recent changes to Washington’s Growth Management Act related to housing and climate change.

Hometown. Our Town. Our Camas 2045 is a unified endeavor and partnership involving all of our community, our residents, and our local businesses in shaping our future over the next two decades. Our Camas 2045 will be more than just a document; it will be a shared vision that reflects the aspirations and dreams of our town.


About the Project

Our Camas 2045 will update the City’s comprehensive plan to create a guide for future growth and development in Camas over the next 20 years, including goals, objectives, and policies to achieve the community’s vision.

Washington’s Growth Management Act (GMA) requires every county and city in the state to conduct a periodic update of their comprehensive plan and development regulations. The purpose of a comprehensive plan update is to reevaluate and update the goals, objectives, policies, and actions in response to public input, new state requirements, and changes in the existing conditions or anticipated future conditions.

Comprehensive plans are organized into planning elements, or chapters, that include a vision, overview, goals and policies specific to each element (e.g., land use, transportation). Since the previous update was adopted in 2016, new state legislation on housing (HB 1220, 1110, and 1337) and climate change (HB 1181) has been introduced requiring updates to the housing element and the addition of a climate element.

Updating the existing plan provides our community with an opportunity to craft new policies to help guide future facility and infrastructure investment. Our Camas 2045 will develop the following elements:

  • Community Character (new)
  • Climate (new)
  • Land Use
  • Housing
  • Natural Environment
  • Transportation
  • Public Facilities and Services
  • Economic Development

Planning Process

The planning process will begin with developing a community vision for Camas, to establish where the community would like to be in 20 years. The City will conduct engagement activities including stakeholder interviews, surveys, community events and visioning summits. Visioning activities are anticipated to occur in early 2024 and will be designed to create awareness of the project and engage our community in identifying what you love about Camas today and what you would change to make Camas an even better place to live, work, and play in the future.



Advisory Committees

Our Camas 2045 will be guided by three advisory committees – the Community Advisory Committee (CAC), Project Advisory Committee (PAC), and Climate Policy Advisory Team (CPAT). The committees will review and comment on draft products, guide public outreach and engagement efforts, provide technical and professional direction, act as liaisons to specific interest groups, and act as champions of Our Camas 2045. Committee rosters and meeting summaries can be found under Project Documents tab on the right side of this page.

Public Involvement

Multiple outreach events will be held to provide community members with opportunities to engage in the planning process. Stop by the Our Camas 2045 table at First Fridays, the Farmer's Market, and Camas Days. Fun and engaging community events will provide a variety of activities for Camas community members to share their ideas. Additionally, staff and officials will be available to answer questions and discuss ideas with participants. Upcoming events will be posted to this website and advertised through the City’s social media channels. Stayed tuned for more information about our upcoming Community Summit, June 12th at the Lacamas Lake Lodge.


In conjunction with Our Camas 2045, the City is concurrently developing a subarea plan for downtown Camas. Our Downtown Camas 2045 will set a more detailed vision for Downtown Camas, maintaining its hometown feel while setting the stage for a thriving future.

  • CLOSED: We are no longer accepting applications for the Community Advisory Committee.

    The Community Advisory Committee (CAC) is a group of citizens representing a broad cross-section of community interests that support the City of Camas in the preparation of the Our Camas 2045 Comprehensive Plan and the Our Downtown Camas 2045 Subarea Plan. CAC members were selected from interested parties who applied in December 2023. CAC members will review and comment on work products, guide public outreach and engagement efforts, act as liaisons to specific constituencies or interest groups, help host public events, encourage community members to participate in the process, and act as champions of the ultimate Our Camas 2045 Vision, Our Camas 2045 Comprehensive Plan and the Our Downtown Camas 2045 Subarea Plan that emerge from this process.

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