The Office of the County Administrator works with the Board of County Commissioners to provide effective and quality county programs.
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 & Government Affairs, where he worked in various leadership roles since 2009.
Each county commissioner is assigned a dedicated policy advisor. These staff members respond to public 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 for commissioners.