Clackamas County puts a priority on informing citizens and customers quickly, accurately and effectively of decisions, actions and situations that may affect them. A full range of methods are used: publications, media interviews and releases, the Internet and social media, public presentations and meetings, public engagement and involvement, and cable video productions. Public Affairs staff ensures high priority messages and effective two-way communication are implemented through communications initiatives and citizen involvement.
Public Affairs produces the quarterly publication of the County’s newsletter, Citizen News, which is distributed to every household and business in the County. Public Affairs maintains the County’s social media presence on Facebook and Twitter.
Public Affairs staff serves as media spokespersons for Clackamas County and coordinates public engagement for major County initiatives.
Public Affairs promotes outreach to citizens. Staff coordinates the activities of the County’s six-member Committee for Citizen Involvement, serves as liaison to 32 recognized community planning organizations (CPOs) and five Hamlets and Villages, administers the recruitment of citizens to serve on 51 advisory boards and commissions that advise the Board of Commissioners on specific matters, organizes quarterly meetings between involved community leaders and the County Commission, and develops frequent training for community leaders.
Tim Heider, Manager
Amy Kyle, Manager
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