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Aug. 16, 2016 – 110th Annual Clackamas County Fair & Rodeo

Commissioner Jim Bernard at the Kiwanis Kiddie Capers Parade.

Sept. 16, 2015 – Commissioners Meet with National Association of Counties (NACo)

Commissioners Jim Bernard and Tootie Smith meet with Matt Chase, Executive Director of the National Association of Counties (NACo).

May 2015

Commissioner Jim Bernard at the 109th Annual Clackamas County Fair & Rodeo. Commissioner Jim Bernard at the 109th Annual Clackamas County Fair & Rodeo.

May 2015

Justice Reinvestment Lobby Day County Community Corrections Director Chris Hoy, Sheriff Craig Roberts, Commissioner Jim Bernard, and Chair John Ludlow in Salem for Justice Reinvestment Lobby Day, May 2015.

Boy Scouts of America names Sheriff Craig Roberts its 2015 Distinguished Citizen
– April 30, 2015

Clackamas County Commissioner Jim Bernard The event, held at the county’s Stone Creek Golf Course, honored Sheriff Roberts for his service to the county and was attended by many county officials, including Commissioner Bernard. State Representative Bill Kennemer, (a former County Commissioner), provided the introduction. Pictured, from left: County Technology Services Director David Cummings, County Clerk Sherry Hall, Sheriff Roberts, Clerk to the Board of Commissioners Mary Raethke, Rep. Kennemer, Deputy Director of Technology Services David Devore. Seated: Commissioner Bernard, Policy Coordinator Mary Jo Cartasegna.

Clackamas County Swearing-in Ceremony – Jan. 5, 2015

Clackamas County Commissioner Jim Bernard Commissioner Bernard is sworn-in for his third term as Clackamas County Commissioner.
Clackamas County Commissioner Jim Bernard
Clackamas County Commissioner Jim Bernard Commissioner Bernard with fellow electeds: County Treasurer Shari Anderson, County Clerk Sherry Hall, and Commissioner Paul Savas. Clackamas County presiding Court Judge Robert Herndon (center) administered the Oath of Office.

July 10, 2014

Clackamas County Commissioners Martha Schrader and Jim BernardClackamas County Commissioners Martha Schrader and Jim Bernard met with Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum to showcase regional successes in public safety and discuss the increasing need for support in child and domestic welfare in the region. The meeting was held at the Children’s Center with Director Barbara Peschiera. Also in attendance were District Attorney John Foote and Undersheriff Matt Ellington.

Family Justice Center

Family Justice Center Congressman Kurt Schrader (center) toured the new Family Justice Center – A Safe Place – Dec. 17 with Commissioner Jim Bernard (right) and the center director Lt. Graham Phalen and others. For more information visit A Safe Place.

Mt. Hood Express Expansion – Dec. 16, 2013

Mt Hood Express Representatives from federal, state, county and city agencies as well as local business leaders and elected officials met at Timberline on Dec. 16 to celebrate the expansion of the Mt. Hood Express bus service.  Clackamas County Commissioner Jim Bernard spoke at the event and took a ride on the bus. The Mt. Hood Express serves Sandy, Timberline Lodge and other locations on Mt. Hood and has become popular with local residents as well as  recreation travelers heading up the mountain.
Mt Hood Express
Mt Hood Express
Mt Hood Express Commissioner Bernard visits with Bob Reeves on the Mt. Hood Express.  Reeves is Chair of the Villages at Mt. Hood and served as MC of the event.

FIDO Donation

FIDO Donation Oct. 2 Commissioner Jim Bernard (3rd from right) attended a ceremony with Friends Involved in Dog Outreach (FIDO) and  PetSmart staff, who donated $10,000 and pet food to FIDO to help with their mission of providing pet food to folks in need

2013 Clackamas County Fair
August 13, 2013

BCC at the Fair Commissioner Bernard participated in several fair events, including the Kiddie Caper Parade.
Jim Bernard at the FairCommissioner Bernard scatters candy to the smaller kids during the Kiddie Capers Parade before the Clackamas County Fair and Rodeo officially opens.

March 27, 2013

Commissioner Bernard in Salem Clackamas County Commissioner Jim Bernard testified before the Joint Committee on Public Safety in support of financial incentives for localities with strong public safety systems.  Commissioner Bernard serves as Co-Chair of the Association of Oregon Counties’ Public Safety Committee.

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 Bernard at state dinnerCommissioner Jim Bernard talks with Rep. Brent Barton (right) and Chris Hoy, Director of Clackamas County Community Corrections.
Commissioner Bernard at state dinnerCommissioner 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.
Chinese DelegatesCommissioner 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:  
Chinese Delegates
Commissioner Jim BernardCommissioner 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 DavisCommissioner Jim Bernard at retirement ceremony for Clackamas County Fair Board Director Rayven Davis
Commissioner Jim Bernard takes notes during budget hearingsCommissioner 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 and Commissioner Charlotte Lehan during visit with Villages at Mt. Hood residents.

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