New openings on ABC: Community Involvement & Water Environment Services 

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 Nov. 5. For more information, contact Katie Wilson at or 503-655-8552.

  • Water Environment Services Advisory Committee:  This committee will have seven vacancies; six carrying a three-year term, and one carrying a two-year term.  The sixteen-member committee provides input and makes recommendations on surface water and wastewater issues to Water Environment Services (WES) and the Board of County Commissioners (BCC).  Additionally, the committee:
    • Provides a forum for coordinating, learning, understanding and gathering input on surface water and wastewater plans, policies, rules and regulations, fees, and projects;
    • Reviews, discusses and makes recommendations on proposed operational and multi-zone capital improvements to the region's surface water and wastewater treatment systems, master plans, investment strategies and capital projects; and
    • Advises on and supports implementation of educational and public engagement strategies on issues relating to wastewater services, bio-solids management, surface water management, watershed health, erosion control and other related topics.

    Ideally, members will have experience and/or background in wastewater management, watershed health and restoration, economic development, and/or surface water. Members must reside or work within the WES service area.

    WES serves the cities of Gladstone, Happy Valley, Johnson City, Milwaukie, Oregon City, West Linn, and the communities of unincorporated Clackamas County.

    Committee membership includes:

    • 6 ratepayers from cities in WES service area
    • 2 ratepayers from unincorporated Clackamas County
    • 2 elected officials
    • 2 environmental representatives
    • 2 members of development communities
    • 2 business owners or managers

    The following seats on the committee are open for recruitment with terms that run from Jan. 1, 2019, through Dec. 31, 2021 (three-year term):

    • 1 ratepayer from a city in WES service area
    • 2 ratepayers from unincorporated Clackamas County
    • 1 environmental representative
    • 2 members of the development community

    The following seat on the committee is open for recruitment with a term that runs from Jan. 1, 2019, through Dec. 31, 2020 (two-year term):

    • 1 business owner or manager

    The deadline for applications is Nov. 1. For more information, contact Lauren Haney at or 503-742-4591.

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.