There are many ways for citizens to get involved in Clackamas County government: register to vote, volunteer to help a senior citizen, become a reserve deputy, join a community planning organization or join an advisory commission.
Advisory Boards and Commissions
The ABC's of County Government, offering citizens the opportunity to become very involved in specific activities and goals of their County. Hundreds of citizens serve, through County Commission appointment, on various committees. What is your interest? From arts to budget to children -- the County wants your input on policy development.
Committee for Citizen Involvement
The CCI is responsible for assisting the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners and other appropriate governing bodies with the development of a program that promotes and enhances citizen involvement in land use planning.
Community Planning Organizations
Community Planning Organizations (CPOs) are part of the citizen involvement program for Clackamas County. They are advisory to the Board of County Commissioners on land use matters affecting their communities. CPOs are notified of proposed land use actions and legislative changes within their boundaries. They may review these applications and provide recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners.
Hamlets and Villages
Clackamas County initiated the Hamlet and Village Program as an offshoot of Complete Communities Program in 2006. It was in response to grassroots efforts by citizens to become more involved with county government and to help support their community.
There are four established hamlets, Hamlet of Beavercreek, Hamlet of Molalla Prairie, Mulino Hamlet and Stafford Hamlet. There is one village, Villages at Mt Hood. All hamlets and villages hold regular monthly meetings. Information about meetings, times and locations are on the Hamlet and Village pages. For more information follow the links on this page.
- Advisory Boards and Commissions
- Benefits of being a recognized CPO
- CPO Acronyms
- CPO Best Practices for Communicating with Citizens and Land-Use Applicants
- CPO Best Practices when Responding to Land Use Applications
- CPO Brochure
- CPO Handbook
- Citizen Involvement Applications
- Citizen Involvement in Transportation Planning
- Committee for Citizen Involvement
- Committee for Citizen Involvement Bylaws
- Community Planning Organizations
- Frequently Asked Questions About CPOs
- Hamlet of Molalla Prairie
- Hamlet of Mulino
- Hamlet of Stafford
- Hamlets and Villages
- The Villages of Mt. Hood
- Hamlets and Villages brochure