Filing deadline for Special District candidates set for March 21

Media and Interested Parties

143 positions open on 45 boards overseeing school, fire, water districts

The filing deadline for county residents to submit their names for open special district board positions is 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 21. Those positions will be decided by public vote in the upcoming May election.

While unpaid, these positions are extremely influential in shaping how our local districts operate.

“These boards give our residents a chance to be directly involved in the decision-making process for our infrastructure, our schools, some of our emergency services, and more,” stated Clackamas County Clerk Sherry Hall. “Additionally, this is a great way for some residents to get their feet wet with public service, to see if they’re interested in pursuing other positions later with even more responsibilities.”

Typically, board members are charged with representing the local community by providing direction and developing policies for the operation of the district, establishing goals and objectives, adopting a budget, and evaluating programs. Most positions are 4-year terms.

Most Clackamas County residents reside in at least four different service districts. To look up which districts and positions they are eligible to run for, residents are encouraged to visit https://gis.oregonmetro.gov/metromap/ and enter their address. Voters may also call the Elections office at 503-655-8510 to confirm their eligibility.

Further information can be found on the County Clerk’s May 21, 2019 Special District Election webpage at bit.ly/ClackCoMay2019Election.

The Clackamas County Clerk is the filing officer for 143 open positions on 45 different boards, overseeing school, fire, water and miscellaneous districts.

Filing is an easy and inexpensive process. Candidates must fill out a simple form (located online from the Secretary of State’s office at http://bit.ly/2GUrKmR), and submit it at the Clackamas County Clerk’s office at 1710 S. Red Soils Court in Oregon City. Forms are also available at the Clerk’s office.

It only costs $10 to file, with an option to provide a statement in the Voters Pamphlet for an additional $25.

The following is a list of the boards that have positions that will be filled during the upcoming election:

School districts
Clackamas Community College District (3 positions)
Clackamas Education Service District (4 positions)
Canby School District (3 positions)
Colton School District (3 positions)
Estacada School District (4 positions
Gladstone School District (3 positions)
Lake Oswego School District (2 positions)
Molalla River School District (3 positions)
North Clackamas School District (4 positions)
Oregon City School District (4 positions)
Oregon Trail School District (3 positions)
West Linn-Wilsonville School District (2 positions)

Fire districts
Canby Fire District (3 positions)
Clackamas County Fire District #1 (3 positions)
Colton Fire District (3 positions)
Estacada Fire District (3 positions)
Hoodland Fire District (3 positions)
Lake Grove Fire District (3 positions)
Molalla Fire District (3 positions)
Monitor Fire District (2 positions)
Sandy Fire District (4 positions)

Water districts & Water control districts
Aldercreek-Barlow Water District (2 positions)
Boring Water District (3 positions)
Clackamas River Water District (4 positions)
Colton Water District (3 positions)
Country Club Water District (2 positions)
Lake Grove Water District (4 positions)
Mossy Brae Water District (2 positions)
Mulino Water District (3 positions)
Oak Lodge Water Services District (3 positions)
Palatine Hill Water District (2 positions)
Rivergrove Water District (3 positions)
Riverside Water District (4 positions)
Sleepy Hollow Water District (2 positions)
Southwood Park Water District (4 positions)
Sunrise Water Authority (5 positions)
Wildwood Annex Water (3 positions)

Lower Clackamas River Water Control District (4 positions)
Shady Dell Water Control District (8 positions)

Miscellaneous districts
Canby Area Park and Recreation District (3 positions)
Molalla Aquatic District (2 positions)
Estacada Cemetery District (3 positions)
Government Camp Road Commission (1 position)
Government Camp Sanitary District (3 positions)
South Clackamas Transportation (5 positions)

Contact: Dylan Blaylock, Public & Government Affairs
Phone: 503-742-5917
Email: dblaylock@clackamas.us