Councilmember Adrian Cortes

Adrian Cortes was re-elected to City Council Position No. 4 in November of 2021. He is currently serving his 2nd consecutive term in office.

He served as Mayor from 2020 to 2021.

Mr. Cortes previously served on council for a four-year term from 2012 - 2015. Prior to his service on City Council, Mr. Cortes served as an appointed member of the city’s Planning Commission as Chair.  

In 2014 Councilmember Cortes earned the Association of Washington Cities’ (AWC) Certificate of Municipal Leadership and in 2015 earned the Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership.

Councilmember Cortes

Current Board and Committee Appointments

  • Governance Manual                                                                     
  • Legislative Committee
  • Regional Transportation Council (RTC)

Mr. Cortes currently works for the Camas School District as an educator within the Special Education field and as an Associate Professor for City University of Seattle (Vancouver campus).


  • Undergraduate degrees in Organizational Dynamics and Human Development at Warner Pacific University
  • Master’s degree in Education (M.Ed); emphasis Educational Leadership at Concordia University
  • Doctoral degree(Ed.D) at George Fox University; emphasis Instructional Design and Development.  Expected graduation 2022.
  • Teaching Certificate at City University and a teaching endorsement in Special Education.

Community Service:

  • Clark County Disabilities Advisory Board (2018-2020))
  • ARC of Clark County board member (2009-2012)
  • Washington State University-Vancouver Strategic Planning Team