County Administration

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The Office of the County Administrator works with the Board of County Commissioners to provide effective and quality in all county programs

County Administrator


Gary Schmidt

County Administrator Gary Schmidt serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Clackamas County and is responsible for providing overall direction to county departments and programs consistent with policy established by the BCC.

Gary is a lifelong resident of Clackamas County, a former president of Toastmasters International and was most recently the director of the county’s office of Public and Government Affairs, where he worked in various leadership roles since 2009.

Administrative Support

Clerk to the Board of Commissioners
Mary Raethke

Administrative Board Assistant 2
Kevin Moss

Administrative Board Assistant 1
Christina Terwilliger

Commission Staff Manager

Drenda Howatt


Policy Advisors

Each county commissioner is assigned a dedicated policy advisor. These staff respond to citizen inquiries; resolve problems and complaints; maintain commissioner schedules; represent commissioners at public and county meetings; collaborate with departments on policy development related to initiatives; and complete research, reports and recommendations to commissioners.


Mary Jo Cartasegna

Kimberlee DeSantis

Caroline Hill

Emily Klepper

Tracy Moreland


      2051 Kaen Road Oregon City, OR 97045

      Office Hours:

      Monday to Thursday: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.