New openings on ABCs: Equity, Diversity & Inclusion; Traffic Safety

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:

  • Leaders for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Council: This council is seeking volunteers to fill three openings that carry three-year terms. The council envisions a county in which equity and inclusion are at the forefront of all decision-making, and in which all community members are actively engaged. Specifically, the council strives to examine county processes in order to recommend and facilitate changes that foster greater inclusiveness, develop leadership from diverse communities, increase community participation in county government, and promote and support diversity awareness and education.

    Council members are intended to be representative of the county’s diverse populations and ideally will represent different work experiences, educational backgrounds, religious beliefs and affiliations, geographic locations, socioeconomic statuses, ethnicities, physical abilities or other diversity. Council members meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. 

    The deadline for applications is Nov. 15. For more information, contact Equity Services & Community Engagement Coordinator Maria Magallon at 503-650-5693 or mariamag@clackamas.us.

  • Traffic Safety Commission: This commission has two openings, each of which carries a four-year term. The county is seeking rural and experienced communications community members living in Clackamas County to serve and add their valuable perspective to the discussions. Any interested Clackamas County resident is encouraged to apply.

    The primary duty of the 12-member commission is to establish programs to reduce traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities throughout the county. This commission is one of the most active of its kind in the state, and plays an important role in formulating the county's transportation safety program, including:

    • Reviewing traffic safety, education and outreach, and providing guidance to the county’s Traffic Safety staff
    • Developing and implementing the county’s Transportation Safety Action Plan, and  
    • Working on safety education, fielding public concerns, identifying safety projects, conducting community outreach on traffic safety and working with county traffic engineers to implement traffic safety measures on county roadways.  

    The commission meets at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month in Oregon City. The deadline for applications is Nov. 25. For more information, contact Joe Marek at 503-742-4705 or joem@clackamas.us

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.