From: Barbara Smolak, Clackamas County Citizen Involvement, 503.655.8552 04-04-12

Clackamas County

Media and Interested Parties

Clackamas County announces Dee Wescott citizen award recipient

The Clackamas County Board of County Commissioners announced Charlene DeBruin as the 2012 recipient of the Dee Wescott Community Organization Award.

As a way to recognize and thank those citizens of Clackamas County for their dedication and leadership in making a difference in the community, the Board of County Commissioners established the Dee Wescott Community Organization Award in September 2009.

The recipient of the 2012 Dee Wescott Community Organization Award is Charlene DeBruin of Eagle Creek. DeBruin has been chair of the Eagle Creek-Barton Community Planning Organization (CPO) since 2007. During this time she has strengthened, broadened and increased citizen involvement in the rural Clackamas County community.

She was the first CPO representative to the Clackamas County Coordinating Committee and is currently on the County’s Transportation System Plan Update Citizen Advisory Committee. DeBruin was a significant driver in establishing the County Heritage Tree program. She continues to mentor other CPOs and share her experience as an active and effective citizen leader.

The award will be presented to DeBruin at the Thursday, April 19, Board of County Commissioners business meeting. The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. in the Public Services Building, 2051 Kaen Road, Oregon City, 4th Floor.

For more information, contact Barbara Smolak, Citizen Involvement at 503.-655-8552 or barbarasmo@co.clackamas.or.us.

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