Clark County

Contact Local 17 Representative: Rachel Whiteside, Ext. 113

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Join the Southwest Washington Central Labor Council!

The SWWACLC is an organization of labor partners that works together to battle attacks on unions, campaign for labor-friendly candidates, and much more!

Local 17 can send five (5) delegates to the Labor Council. If you're interested in learning more or becoming a delegate, you are welcome to attend a session. Or you can contact Mark Rauchenstein, Local 17 Clark County Chapter President and current Labor Council delegate, with any questions. Your commitment is minimal. There is just one meeting per month, and the experience is invaluable!

Clark County members raise money for charity by decorating their offices for the holidays

For the past several years, Clark County members have gotten in the holiday spirit by elaborately decorating their work spaces and competing with other collegues to raise money for charity.

In December, our Local 17 Residential Real Estate Assessor members, who decorated their area with a Wild West theme, raised $450. The money will go to Share House, Meals on Wheels and Open House Ministries. The Commercial Real Estate Assessors had a nearly life-sized train for their Polar Express theme (pictured above with Chapter President Mark Rauchenstein). They raised $120 for the Humane Society.

Clark County member nominated for SW Labor Council Union Member of the Year

Clark County Chapter member and Commercial Appraiser Carla Simmons was nominated as Southwest Labor Council Union Member of the Year. The award recognizes an outstanding Labor member and shows “appreciation for their effort to serve the men and women in the labor movement.”
The announcement was made at the 2016 Labor Roundtable Annual Event on Sept. 23. Although she did not win, this nomination recognizes Simmons’ selfless commitment to representing Local 17 members, as a Local 17 steward, Chapter Treasurer, and member of both the Labor Management Committee and bargaining team. Her insight and advocacy have led to Local 17 “wins” and collaborative resolutions with labor partners and management.


  Cary Armstrong

  Katie Carle

Linda McClain

Ben Ransonet 


REC Delegate
Mary Howells

Labor Council Delegate
Mark Rauchenstein


Mary Howells
Carla Simmons

Public Works
Bart Arthur
Cary Armstrong

Public Health
Sarah Keirns

Healthcare Committee Representatives
Sally Fisher
Linda McClain
Mark Rauchenstein
Robin Washington

Southwest Washington Central Labor Council

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Your Labor Council Delegate is Mark Rauchenstein.