From: Pam Girtman, Clackamas County Public and Government Affairs, 503-742-4353 Date: 7-1-13

Clackamas County

Media and Interested Parties

Clackamas County refines six-month outreach plan for commissioners

The Clackamas County Board of Commissioners announce a six-month pilot program to strengthen community outreach and identify local issues of concern throughout Clackamas County. The program assigns a geographic area to each commissioners for six months.

The plan includes connecting commissioners to local organizations and authorities within each area so they can attend meetings or events, meet constituents, and learn and advocate on local issues. The pilot project will have no impact on the statutory responsibility of Commissioners and the Chair who are elected and serve the entire county at large.

The outreach areas and the assigned commissioner include:

Commissioner Tootie Smith is assigned to outreach area 1 in northwest Clackamas County. The area covers the cities of Lake Oswego, Rivergrove, Tualatin and West Linn; CPOs include Birdshill, Far West, Forest Highlands, Lake Forest, Rosewood, Skylands, Southwood Park and Stafford-Tualatin Valley and the Hamlet of Stafford.

Commissioner Martha Schrader is assigned to outreach area 2 in northern Clackamas County. The area covers the cities of Gladstone, Johnson City and Milwaukie. CPOs include Jennings Lodge, Oak Grove Community Council, Southgate and Clackamas.

Commissioner Paul Savas is assigned to outreach area 3, which includes the city of Happy Valley; CPOs include Carus, Holcomb-Outlook, Redland-Fischers Mill-Viola, Sunnyside United and the Hamlet of Beavercreek.

Chair John Ludlow is assigned to outreach area 4, which includes the cities of Barlow, Canby, Oregon City and Wilsonville; CPOs include Aurora-Butteville-Barlow, Central Point-Leland-New Era, Ladd Hill, the Hamlet of Mulino and the Hamlet of Molalla Prairie.

Commissioner Jim Bernard is assigned to outreach area 5, which includes the cities of Damascus, Estacada, Molalla and Sandy; CPOs include Boring, Bull Run, Clarkes-Highland, Colton, Eagle Creek-Barton, Estacada, Firwood, Molalla, Mt. Hood Corridor, Rhododendron, South Clackamas, Government Camp and the Villages at Mt. Hood.

The county website has more information about the outreach areas, an interactive map and commissioner assignments at

For more information, contact Tim Heider at 503-742-5911 or