From Tim Heider, Clackamas County Public Affairs Manager, (503) 742-5911 10-11-12

Clackamas County

Media and Interested Parties

Clackamas County seeking candidates for Clackamas River Water District Board

Clackamas County is seeking candidates for interim appointments to fill potential vacancies on the Clackamas River Water District Board of Commissioners.  These interim Commissioners would serve until June 30, 2013, and would be eligible to run in the May 21 regular district election.

The deadline for applications is Thursday, Oct. 25. Applications and additional information is available from the Public and Government Affairs Department or online at www.clackamas.us/miscapp/riverapp.jsp. Eligible candidates must live within the water district boundaries and be a registered voter. (water district map)

The Board of Commissioners for Clackamas River Water consists of five volunteer members, who reside within the water district and are elected by voters within the district's geographical boundaries. The board hires and oversees the general manager, determines policies and regulations for the district and approves the operating and capital budgets.

In addition to regular executive and work sessions, the board meets each month to consider district business. Board meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m., at the district offices at 16770 SE 82nd Drive, Clackamas, OR.

On Thursday, Clackamas County Commissioners approved a resolution directing staff to begin a recruitment process.  Under ORS 198.320 the County has the authority to appoint board members to a special district when a majority of the board is vacant, or if a majority cannot agree.

Clackamas River Water is an independent domestic water supply district serving approximately 80,000 retail and wholesale customers comprising a  large area of Clackamas County.

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