New openings on ABCs: Enhanced Law Enforcement, Community Involvement, Timber Sales

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:

  • Enhanced Law Enforcement Service District Advisory Committee: This committee has three openings, each of which carries a three-year term. The district was approved by voters in the November 1994 general election and became effective the next year. Its purpose is to increase the level of Sheriff’s patrols to meet the increased demand of urban Clackamas County. It serves approximately 85,000 residents in the unincorporated areas of Clackamas County within the Urban Growth Boundary, as well as the city of Johnson City. The committee represents the various geographic and demographic interests of the district and assists the Sheriff with identifying public expectations for the district, recommending service priorities, and supporting the Sheriff’s Office outreach functions. The committee meets approximately every two months.

    The application deadline is Nov. 16. For more information, please contact Lori Okami at lokami@clackamas.us or 503-785-5001.

  • 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 Nov. 5. For more information, contact Katie Wilson at kwilson2@clackamas.us or 503-655-8552.

  • Timber Sale Advisory Committee: This council has a vacancy for one community member from the Welches, Rhododendron, Brightwood communities. This position carries a four-year term. The board is comprised of two members from the Forest Advisory Board, two members for the County Parks Advisory Board, and one citizen at large from the community affected by the timber sale. This board serves in an advisory capacity to the County Forester and the Board of County Commissioners on all matters pertaining to the sale of the county’s Forest Management program’s proposed timber sales, reviews the draft timber sale plan, hears public comment and makes recommendations regarding the proposed sale. 

    The deadline for applications is Oct. 18. For more information, contact Christina Dannenbring at cdannenbring@clackamas.us 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.