New openings on ABC: Community Involvement, Public Safety, Parks

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:

  • Committee for Community Involvement: This committee has three openings, each of which carries a three-year term. Members advise the Board of County
    Commissioners and county staff on the development and coordination of community involvement programs that promote and enhance public participation. 

    The committee meets on the third Tuesdays of the month in Oregon City. Experience and participation in a community planning organization, hamlet or village is helpful as a majority of the work on this committee is in conjunction with such groups. The deadline for applications is Aug. 15. For more information, contact Katie Wilson at or 503-655-8552.
  • Local Public Safety Coordinating Council: This council has vacancies for a defense attorney, city manager, and mayor/city councilor. The purpose of council is to develop and recommend to the Board of County Commissioners plans for the use of state and local resources to appropriately and effectively address the local adult and juvenile offender populations, prevent criminal involvement of youth, and coordinate local criminal justice policy among all criminal justice entities.

    The ideal candidates will have a background and/or interest in public safety or criminal justice. Once appointed, they will serve a term length determined by the appointing authority. The deadline for applications is Aug. 2. For more information, contact Korene Mather at or 503-650-5683.  
  • Parks Advisory Board: This committee has two vacancies, each of which carries a four-year term. The county is seeking volunteers to represent the unincorporated areas of the county in advising administration and the Board of County Commissioners on matters pertaining to County Parks’ policies, management, development, acquisition, budgets and other significant matters related to park administration. Applicants must be residents of Clackamas County.

    The deadline for applications is Aug. 9. For more information, contact Christina Dannenbring at or 503-742-4663.

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.