March 27, 2013
2013 State Legislative Dinner
The county hosted a state legislative dinner on Jan. 31 at the Museum of the Oregon Territory. State legislators attended along with county elected officials, department directors and Clackamas County Commissioners to learn more about county legislative priorities for 2013.
|Commissioner Jim Bernard talks with Rep. Brent Barton (right) and Chris Hoy, Director of Clackamas County Community Corrections.|
|Commissioner Bernard and Rep. Carolyn Tomei.|
|Commissioner Bernard spoke at the quarterly Fall Say Hey! event - sponsored by Partners in Diversity (PiD) and hosted by Multnomah and Clackamas counties on Nov. 8. It was held at Oregon Historical Society and attended by more than 500 professionals in the metro area. Clackamas County is a member of PiD - an organization that works to help companies recruit, support, and retain professionals of color to Oregon and SW Washington.|
|Commissioner Jim Bernard visits with a vendor at the Trolley Trail celebration held at Oak Grove Elem. On June 2.|
|Commissioner Jim Bernard welcomes visitors to the new Sunnyside Library at the grand opening celebration on Thursday, April 19.|
|On March 28, Commissioner Jim Bernard looks on as Governor John Kitzhaber signs Oregon Senate Bill 1591, funding the Government Camp rest area and other rest areas throughout Oregon. The Government Camp rest area, the only public restroom between Portland and Madras along U.S. 26, was scheduled to close permanently until Clackamas County and state legislators came together to ensure stable funding solutions for these rest areas.|
|Commissioner Bernard speaks at a dinner hosted by Clackamas County on Jan. 12. Its purpose was to introduce Clackamas County’s 2012 state legislative agenda to the county’s state legislative delegation. The dinner brought together the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners, other county elected officials and our state legislative delegation to review the legislative agenda. It was a success! There was a great turn out for the dinner - 11 of the 17 members of the Clackamas County Legislative Delegation were in attendance. It was held at the Museum of Oregon Territory in Oregon City.|
|Commissioner Jim Bernard handed out "souvenirs" to youngsters lining the parade route marking the opening of the Clackamas County Fair and Rodeo August Aug. 16. Pictured with Commissioner Bernard is Commission Chair Charlotte Lehan.|
|Commissioner Bernard participates in table discussions with attendees of Community Congress VII, held at Clackamas Community College May 18.|
|April 2011 - Commissioner Jim Bernard and State Representative Dave Hunt talk with attendees of the Clackamas County Education Forum.|
|Commissioner Jim Bernard welcomed Chinese delegates from the China/U.S. Sustainable Land Use Training Program, who visited the county Oct. 13 to learn about Clackamas County land use and sustainability practices as well as tour county rural areas. The program is administered jointly by the International Sustainable Development Foundation and Portland State University. To learn more: www.china.cupa.pdx.edu/MLR.html|
|Commissioner Bernard spoke at the Easter Seals Senior Employment Job Fair on September 21. The job fair was held at the Sunnyside Courtyard Mariott.
PICTURED, FROM LEFT: Martie Mathews, Program Coordinator Senior Community Service Employment Program, Commissioner Bernard, and Catherine Todd, Director of Employment Services, Easter Seals Oregon Employment Services.
|Commissioner Jim Bernard at retirement ceremony for Clackamas County Fair Board Director Rayven Davis|
|Commissioner Jim Bernard takes notes during budget hearings|
|Commissioner Jim Bernard and Commissioner Charlotte Lehan during visit with Villages at Mt. Hood residents.|
Commissioner Jim Bernard (right) with fellow Commissioners at the 2010 National Association of Counties Conference.