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Community Impact Awards

Through its annual Community Impact Award program, Clackamas County recognizes organizations and individuals that significantly help low-income residents and families meet basic needs and improve their life circumstances. The county is very fortunate to have several businesses, nonprofits and individuals who perform such noble work.

Award Categories:

There are currently six Community Impact Award categories. These include:

Past Winners:

Many honorees and their work are showcased by videos produced by the award-winning Clackamas County Cable Division. Videos include:

Teri Gant

Gleaners of Clackamas

You can watch all Community Impact Award winner videos on this YouTube playlist, and be sure to check out the full lists of our 2015 awardees, 2014 awardees and 2013 awardees.


The award nomination process typically starts in March. We will update this webpage when nominations are being accepted and link to an online nomination form.

All nominees must meet certain requirements to be eligible. These include:

Awardees are alerted about their honor during early May of each year, which is followed later that month by an award dinner where all recipients are recognized.

Overseeing Body & History of Awards:

Clackamas County operates many Advisory Boards and Commissions, or ABCs, which offer citizens the opportunity to become involved in specific activities and goals of their County. The Board of County Commissioners appoints hundreds of citizens to serve on these committees every year. We welcome you to learn more about all of our ABCs and be alerted of ABC openings by signing up for county email alerts (select "Volunteering" after entering your email). Updates about the awards and winners are also shared on the county’s Facebook and Twitter presences.

One ABC, the Community Action Board, advises the county Social Services Division on its Community Action Agency (CAA) programs for low-income persons. Board members advocate both locally and at the state level on issues related to low-income individuals and households. The Community Action Board sponsors the Community Impact Awards, manages nominations, and makes recommendations to County Commissioners about awardees.

Questions? Comments?

For more information on the Community Impact Award program, please contact Clackamas County Social Services' Valerie Skinner by email or at (503) 650-5643.

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