New openings on ABCs: Economic Development, Health Council & NCPRD 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:

  • Economic Development Commission: This board has three opening each of which carries a three-year term. This commission discusses and makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on matters pertaining to the support and growth of a balanced, sustainable economy within the county and cities within the County.  

The commission is committed to balance and diversity of commission membership in the areas of geography, employment, interest, education and experience. Applicants from the traded sector business community with demonstrated leadership, commitment or expertise in business and economic development are encouraged to apply.

The deadline for applications is March 21. For more information, contact the Corina Copeland at
ccopeland@clackamas.us or 503-742-4329.

  • Community Health Council: This council has five vacancies for health center patients, and parents and guardians of patients, from all communities and diverse groups within Clackamas County. Each position carries a three-year term. This council is a group, made up mostly of patients, that helps to govern the County’s community health centers. The council is in greatest need of representation by patients served by Clackamas County Community Health’s primary care or behavioral health clinics.

“It’s essential that we include the voices of our patients as we provide guidance and direction on programs that affect our County’s vital health services,” said Deborah Cockrell, Director of County Health Centers. “To our valued patients, please consider applying to join this important council today!”

The Council and the Board of Commissioners are responsible for oversight of a federally funded grant that provides primary medical, dental and behavioral health services to residents of the County. Council member duties include working closely with staff to review and recommend service priorities for patients, determining program policies and providing fiscal oversight. The council meets monthly from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of the month with the exception of holidays. Childcare and mileage reimbursement provided.

The deadline for applications is April 30. For more information, contact Jeanine Goodwin at jgoodwin@clackamas.us or 503-742-5926.

  • North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District Budget Committee: This committee has one opening which carries a three-year term. In particular, the committee is seeking applicants with a background in finance and parks & recreation services.  The committee participates annually with the Board in receiving and reviewing the NCPRD budget.  The NCPRD Budget 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 North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District can be found on the NCPRD website at www.ncprd.com. Applicants from the District’s service area who are dedicated and committed to parks and recreation services are encouraged to apply.

    The deadline for applications is April 30. For more information, contact the Elizabeth Gomez at
    egomez@ncprd.com or 503-742-4352.

Individuals interested in these opportunities can apply online at http://bitly.com/ClackCoABCs 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.