Listening Session - July 15, 2020

Clackamas County Commissioners will continue with their digital listening session series this coming Wednesday, July 15, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., to hear community concerns about coronavirus impacts.

The sessions have proven popular. The topic for this coming Wednesday's session is:

Masks and Personal Freedom

Governor Kate Brown has mandated that Oregonians wear face coverings in public spaces. All five Clackamas County Commissioners have urged the public to wear face coverings and masks in public. Residents in opposition to this order claim that it infringes upon personal freedom and liberties. 

Commissioners want to know: What do residents think about this requirement? 


Chair Jim Bernard

Commissioner Ken Humberston 

Since the onset of the pandemic, the Board of County Commissioners has held several listening sessions and a Town Hall ( in order to hear the public give opinions, relay personal experiences, and state their hopes/worries about the pandemic’s short-term and long-term effects. The board’s weekly Business Meetings ( are also being held digitally.

How to join

Commissioners have been holding meetings over Zoom.

For those who cannot join the event, but would still like to relay a comment or ask a question, email with “Mask Listening Session” in the subject line, and be sure to provide your name and city/area of residence. One question/comment per resident, please.