New openings on ABCs: Forest & 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:

  • Forestry Advisory Board: This board has four openings. The Forestry Advisory Board actively participates 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 must be residents of 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. 

    In order to meet advisory board policy requirements for balance and representation, Commissioners are seeking applicants from diverse backgrounds including government, private industry, consulting forestry, forestry education and small woodland management. Meetings are held at 6 p.m. on a quarterly basis in Oregon City.

    The deadline for applications is Feb. 7. For more information, contact the Christina Dannenbring at cdannenbring@clackamas.us  or 503-742-4663.

  • Traffic Safety Commission: This commission has two openings and is seeking rural citizens 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 The Clackamas County TSC is one of the most active 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 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 TSC meets at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month in Oregon City.

    The deadline for applications is Feb. 1. For more information, contact Laura Kitts at lkitts@clackamas.us  or 503-742-4697. 

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.