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Clackamas County to fill two open seats on planning commission; applications due March 25

Clackamas County is looking for people interested in serving on the county planning commission. Two vacancies need to be filled in the spring.

The nine-member commission made up of volunteer citizens reviews and advises the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) on quasi-judicial and legislative land use issues. Planning commission members are appointed to four-year terms by the BCC. They are chosen on the basis of their expertise, experience and/or education related to land use issues and to represent different geographic locations around the county.

Applications can be completed online at www.clackamas.us/miscapp/application.jsp or can be obtained from Pam Girtman in the Public and Government Affairs Department, Public Services Building, 2051 Kaen Rd., Oregon City, 503-742-4353 or by email at pamelagir@clackamas.us. All applications must be turned in by 6 p.m. on Monday, March 25.

The planning commission conducts its business through public hearings and work sessions usually scheduled at 6:30 p.m. on a second or fourth Monday. Meetings are held in the county's Development Services Building in Oregon City. The commission's decisions and recommendations are made on the basis of requirements in state law, the county Comprehensive Plan and County ordinances.

For more information about the work of the planning commission and the role of its members, contact principal planner Jennifer Hughes at 503-742-4518 or jenniferh@clackamas.us.

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