Mayor Adrian Cortes

Adrian Cortes was elected to City Council Position No. 4 in November of 2017.  He was selected to serve as Mayor for a two-year term in January of 2020. 

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

  • C-Tran Chairman of the Board (2019-2020)                                                                                 2019 APTA Best Midsized Transit Agency in North America
  • City of Battle Ground Ethics Committee
  • Legislative Committee

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