Clackamas County Commissioners are seeking two citizen members to serve on the Community Action Board (CAB). Community Action Agencies address the causes and conditions of poverty. In Clackamas County, Community Action programs are operated through the County's Social Services Division.
The CAB advises the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) on issues concerning poverty. The Community Action Board includes members from the public, private and low income sectors.
As we navigate through these uncertain financial times, ensuring that people in need are able to meet their basic needs is more important than ever. Through membership you will help:
- Advocate both locally and at the state level for effective policies and funding to help the Community Action Agency achieve its mission
- Promote a greater understanding of poverty throughout the community
- Find solutions to reducing homelessness as contributors to the County's 10-Year Plan to Address Homelessness
If you have an interest in working on issues that affect people in poverty in your community, please consider applying for appointment on the Community Action Board. Citizens who want to make a difference in the lives of people in need are encouraged to apply online at the County website, http://web3.co.clackamas.or.us/citizenin/app.asp. For an application form, please contact Citizen Involvement at (503) 655‑8751, or at the Public Services Building, 4th Floor, 2051 Kaen Road, Oregon City.
Applications will be accepted until Saturday, May 15th.
For more information call Elizabeth Gomez at (503) 655-8646.