Commissioner Paul Savas

Paul Savas was elected to the Clackamas County Commissioner in November 2010. His small business has served customers in Clackamas County for 25 years. Commissioner Savas brings years of local government and civic organization experience to help him serve the citizens of Clackamas County. 

Paul Savas

Paul Savas

Current term: 2015–2018
Previous terms: 2011–2015

Priorities

  • develop fiscal policies that maximize effectiveness of taxpayer dollars, delivery of services and private sector investment that leads to job creation
  • promote fiscal responsibility with decision-making that ensures future stability, protects investments in infrastructure and limits debt
  • ensure an outstanding quality of life through intelligent land use, transportation planning, competitive business environments, natural resource stewardship, and genuinely engaged communities and citizen
  • build trust between government and its citizens with public involvement policies based on transparency and genuine public process
  • provide a network of resources to help the most vulnerable citizens such as children, the elderly and veterans, including volunteers, faith-based organizations, and dedicated financial resources through state, federal and foundation sources

Committees and membership

Current

  • Clackamas County Coordinating Committee (C4)
  • Joint Policy Advisory Committee on Transportation (JPACT)
  • Oak Lodge Community Council
  • North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District (NCPRD) Advisory Board 
  • Clackamas County Business Alliance (CCBA)
  • Region 1 ODOT Area Commission on Transportation (R1ACT)
  • Association of Oregon Counties (AOC) Transportation Committee

Past

  • Oak Lodge Water District, 2001-2005
  • North Clackamas County Water Commission, 2001–2005
  • Regional Water Providers Consortium, 2001–2005
  • Chairman, McLoughlin Area Plan Committee, 2005–2007
  • Wastewater Solutions Task Force, 2008–2015
  • Metro Policy Advisory Committee (MPAC), 2005-2007
  • Oak Lodge Sanitary District Board, 2003–2011
  • Jennings Lodge Community Planning Organization

About

Paul saw first-hand the ability of local government to influence the daily lives of citizens. As a resident of an unincorporated area of Clackamas County, he was concerned with the lack of effective public process for land use applications. That led to his involvement in several local governing boards and committees, where he used his personal experiences to ensure effective public engagement and decision making for all citizens.

Value Pricing Advisory Committee

Join the discussion about Value Pricing on Interstate-5 and Interstate-205 in the region. Paul is a member of the Value Pricing Advisory Committee, hosted by the Oregon Transportation Commission and Oregon Department of Transportation.