New openings on ABCs: Mental Health & Library District Budget

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:

  • Mental Health & Addictions Council: This council has 11 openings, each of which carries a three-year term. The council advises commissioners and the county Behavioral Health Director on community needs, gaps in services, barriers and priorities related to providing mental health and addictions services (including education, prevention and treatment), review grant proposals or other funding requests for state funds as required by ORS 430.350, and other grant requests as feasible, review and comment on preliminary budget requests to the Board of County Commissioners by the Behavioral Health Division for mental health and addictions services, provide a link to the community at large through advocacy, public information, and education and review, comment and make recommendations regarding the completion and clarity on applications of new service providers. 

    This council has ten (10) MHAC meetings that are scheduled each year on the fourth Tuesday of the month (no meetings in March/December). These meetings are held at our Clackamas County Mental Health Clinic in Happy Valley. Ideal candidates will represent the geographic and ethnic diversity of the county and be able to participate consistently. Individuals or parents/guardians of children or teens receiving mental health or addictions services are encouraged to apply. More on MHAC can be found online

    The application deadline is April 1, 2019. For more information, please contact Natalie Spilman at nataliespi@clackamas.us or 503-742-5924.

  • Library District Budget Committee: This committee has 3 openings each of which carries a three-year term. In particular, the county is seeking applicants with a background in finance and public library services.  The committee participates annually with the Board in receiving and reviewing the Library District budget.  The committee participates in budget meetings in the spring and approves the budget and District tax rate each year. The history and other background regarding the Library District can be found on the Clackamas County Library District’s website. Applicants from the District’s service area who are dedicated and committed to public library services are encouraged to apply. 

    Application deadline is February 28. For more information contact Greg Williams, BCS Deputy Director at gwilliams2@clackamas.us or 503-742-4399.

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.