New openings on ABC: Community action, Emergency medical, Library, Forestry & Tourism

From: Katie Wilson, Clackamas County Public and Government Affairs, 503-655-8552

Media and Interested Parties

Clackamas County Commissioners are seeking interested residents to serve on county Advisory Boards and Commissions (ABCs). These ABCs offer residents the opportunity to become very involved in specific activities and the goals of Clackamas County.

New ABC openings from the past week include:

  • Community Action Board: This board is seeking volunteers to fill three vacancies in these areas: low income, private sector, and elected official. This board meets the first Monday of each month, September through June, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. to advise the Clackamas County Social Services Division Community Action Agency on programs and services for low-income persons. This agency advocates both locally and at the state level on issues related to low-income persons and households.

    The deadline for applications is July 26. For more information, please contact Valerie Skinner at or 503-650-5643.  
  • Emergency Medical Services Council: This council is seeking two volunteers to fill the roles of City Representative and Emergency Medical Physician representative on the council. City Representative candidates should serve in a public capacity for a city in Clackamas County. Candidates for the Emergency Medical Physician Representative should be licensed emergency medical physicians currently practicing in Clackamas County. Each role carries a 3-year term. This council advises the Board of County Commissioners on matters relating to the organization and running of emergency medical services in Clackamas County. The council meets quarterly and considers proposals from members, guests, and related sub-committees.

    The deadline for applications is July 12. For more information, contact Jack Nuttall at or 503-742-5333.
  • Library Board of Trustees: There are currently two vacancies on the Library Board of Trustees available to community members representing the Oak Lodge Library service area. Each seat carries a 4-year term. Members of this board serve in an advisory capacity to county commissioners, helping to determine library policy while assuring resident involvement in the delivery of high-quality library services. This board is seeking applicants who are willing to provide a leadership role in their community to promote library services and activities. This board meets at 5:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month.

    The deadline for applications is July 5. For more information, please contact Oak Lodge Library Manager Mitzi Olson at or 503-655-8570.
  • Forest Advisory Board: This board is seeking two volunteers to serve on their seven-member board to participate in providing technical guidance to the Forest Management program staff in forest management and harvest activities, timber land sales and purchases, and stand improvement activities, along with review of public input related to proposed activities. Applicants for the Forest Advisory Board must live in Clackamas County, and be foresters or persons that have professional forestry experience in the forest industry, forest consulting or governmental employment, or have a professional forestry education, and should have working knowledge of the Oregon Forest Practices Act. Each seat carries a 3-year term. 

    In order to meet advisory board policy requirements for balance and representation, applicants are sought from diverse backgrounds including government, private industry, consulting forestry, forestry education and small woodland management. The deadline for applications is July 26. For more information, contact Christina Dannenbring at or 503-742-4663. 
  • Tourism Development Council: This council is seeking volunteers to fill one opening to replace a member who has resigned. This council guides tourism programs funded through the county’s Transient Room Tax (TRT) and are authorized by County Ordinance to oversee tourism promotion and development in Clackamas County. The TDC is comprised of nine members each of who serve a 3-year term. 

    This council is looking for an applicant with a current management affiliation with a lodging property located within the county. Those with a broad perspective and strong interest in implementing an energized and comprehensive tourism program for the county will be the preferred candidates. Board members reflect and represent the diverse population of the county. For more information on the marketing and tourism development efforts of Clackamas County Tourism and Cultural Affairs, branded as Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory, please visit their website. The deadline for applications is July 10. For more information, contact Janice Nilson at or 503-655-8490.

Individuals interested in these opportunities can apply online or via a paper form that can be obtained from the Public & Government Affairs Department by calling 503-655-8751 or in person at the Public Services Building at 2051 Kaen Road in Oregon City.