From: Pam Girtman, Clackamas County Public and Government Affairs, 503-742-4353 Date: 9-19-13

Clackamas County

Media and Interested Parties

Volunteer to serve on the Traffic Safety Commission

Clackamas County Commissioners are recruiting five applicants to serve for four-year terms on the Traffic Safety Commission (TSC). Representation is needed from the Clackamas/Happy Valley/Damascus area but anyone interested is encouraged to apply. Primary duties of the 10-member board include establishing programs to reduce traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities in Clackamas County.

The Clackamas County Traffic Safety Commission (TSC) provides review and guidance to the County Traffic Engineer in matters related to traffic safety, education and outreach. The TSC develops and implements an annual work program and is one of the most active safety commissions in Oregon. Projects include safety education, fielding citizens concerns, identifying safety projects, participation in citizen outreach related to traffic safety and working with the traffic engineering staff to implement traffic safety measures on roadways throughout the county. This group plays an important role in helping formulate the transportation safety program for the county traffic engineering section.

The commissioners approve the selection of 52 advisory boards and committees to advise them in a variety of capacities and to oversee a number of tasks and interests in Clackamas County.

The TSC meets the first Wednesday of each month at the Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City.

Interested individuals need to complete an application form. Applications may be completed and submitted online via the county’s website, www.clackamas.us/citizenin/abc.html. For an application form, contact Public and Government Affairs at 503-742-4353 or visit the Public Services Building, 2051 Kaen Road, Oregon City, fourth floor.

The application deadline is Thursday, Dec. 5.

For more information about the Traffic Safety Commission, contact Joseph Marek at 503-742-4705 or by email at joem@co.clackamas.or.us.

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