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Clackamas County refines six-month outreach plan for commissioners

TheClackamas County Board of Commissioners announce a six-month pilot program tostrengthen community outreach and identify local issues of concern throughoutClackamas County. The program assigns a geographic area to each commissionersfor six months.

The planincludes connecting commissioners to local organizations and authorities withineach area so they can attend meetings or events, meet constituents, and learnand advocate on local issues. The pilot project will have no impact on thestatutory responsibility of Commissioners and the Chair who are elected andserve the entire county at large.

Theoutreach areas and the assigned commissioner include:

CommissionerTootie Smith isassigned to outreach area 1 in northwest Clackamas County. The area covers thecities of Lake Oswego, Rivergrove, Tualatin and West Linn; CPOs includeBirdshill, Far West, Forest Highlands, Lake Forest, Rosewood, Skylands, SouthwoodPark and Stafford-Tualatin Valley and the Hamlet of Stafford.

CommissionerMartha Schraderis assigned to outreach area 2 in northern Clackamas County. The area coversthe cities of Gladstone, Johnson City and Milwaukie. CPOs include JenningsLodge, Oak Grove Community Council, Southgate and Clackamas.

CommissionerPaul Savas isassigned to outreach area 3, which includes the city of Happy Valley; CPOsinclude Carus, Holcomb-Outlook, Redland-Fischers Mill-Viola, Sunnyside Unitedand the Hamlet of Beavercreek.

ChairJohn Ludlow isassigned to outreach area 4, which includes the cities of Barlow, Canby, OregonCity and Wilsonville; CPOs include Aurora-Butteville-Barlow, CentralPoint-Leland-New Era, Ladd Hill, the Hamlet of Mulino and the Hamlet of MolallaPrairie.

CommissionerJim Bernard isassigned 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.

Thecounty website has more information about the outreach areas, an interactivemap and commissioner assignments at

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

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