New openings on ABCs: Economic Development and Workforce Partnership


From: Katie Wilson, Clackamas County Public and Government Affairs, 503-655-8552

Media and Interested Parties

Clackamas County Commissioners are seeking interested residents to serve on county Advisory Boards and Commissions (ABCs). These ABCs offer residents the opportunity to become very involved in specific activities and the goals of Clackamas County.

New ABC openings from the past week include:

  • Economic Development Commission: This committee has one opening which carries a three-year term. Per the bylaws, the commission will advise and make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on matters pertaining to the support and growth of a balanced, sustainable economy within the county and its cities.   

    The board is committed to the balance and diversity of commission membership in the areas of geography, employment, interest, education and experience. Applicants from the traded sector business community with demonstrated leadership, commitment or expertise in business and economic development are encouraged to apply. 

    The deadline for applications is Dec. 14. For more information, contact Catherine Grubowski-Johnson at or 503-742-4303.

  • Clackamas Workforce Partnership: This organization has three openings on their board of directors, each of which carries a three-year term. This is a business-led workforce development organization dedicated to taking a leadership role in forging a strong and vital partnership between business and the workforce development community; fostering an accountable, market-driven and world class public workforce system. The board of directors is made up of representatives from business, organized labor, education, economic development, community-based organizations, and local government. The board’s mission is to address critical workforce, educational, and training challenges, and develop a skilled workforce that meets the needs of business and strengthens the local economy of the county. 

    The Clackamas Workforce Partnership Board:

    • Invests federal and state resources to increase business productivity and promote a quality workforce in Clackamas County; 
    • Convenes businesses and community stakeholders to increase awareness of and to develop strategies to address local workforce challenges; 
    • Directs the implementation of comprehensive strategies for services to youth with special emphasis on the linkage between business and education and the development of academic and workforce readiness skills; 
    • Promotes business involvement in the workforce system and assists businesses in meeting their recruitment and employee retention needs; 
    • Coordinates workforce activities with economic development and educational organizations in Clackamas County communities; 
    • Provides direction, oversight and support to job seekers accessing the public workforce exchange system. 

    The deadline for applications is Feb. 18. For more information, contact Amanda Amato at

Individuals interested in these opportunities can apply online or via a paper form that can be obtained from the Public & Government Affairs Department by calling 503-655-8751 or in person at the Public Services Building at 2051 Kaen Road in Oregon City.