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Get involved with the Clackamas County Budget Committee; deadline extended

The Clackamas County Commissioners are seeking volunteers to serve as citizen members on the Clackamas County Budget Committee. This committee works with the annual budget for the primary Clackamas County government. Citizen members serve three-year terms. The deadline for applications has been extended to Wednesday, Oct. 30.

Applicants for the position must be residents of Clackamas County and must be available to attend a series of public meetings in May to review and approve a budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The county operates on a July 1 to June 30 fiscal year. The committee also meets quarterly to review and discuss budget-related matters. The 2013-14 budget totaled more than $600 million.

In order to have balance and diversity of membership representation in terms of geographic area, gender and experience, commissioners are seeking citizen volunteers from all backgrounds and areas of Clackamas County.

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.

Interested individuals need to complete an application form. Applications are available and may be completed and submitted online via the county’s website, http://www.clackamas.us/miscapp/application.jsp. Application forms can also be obtained from the Public and Government Affairs office at 503-742-4353.

The application deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 30.

For more information, contact Diane Padilla at 503-742-5425.

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