New openings on ABCs: Design Review, Historic Review


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). ABCs offer residents the opportunity to become involved in specific county activities and the goals of Clackamas County. New ABC openings this week include:

  • Design Review Committee: This committee has four vacancies, each of which serves a four-year term. The committee reviews commercial, industrial and multi-family developments in unincorporated Clackamas County and provides expert advice to staff on design review matters. We are seeking new members from the fields of finance and/or construction and development, landscape architecture, graphic design, and a member of the general public. Ideal candidates will have a strong design background, be familiar with Clackamas County, and have an understanding of the county’s building permit/approval process.
    Committee candidates should have the following skills:
    • The ability to read and interpret site plans, landscaping and grading plans, architectural elevations, and site layout proposals in the context of the County Zoning & Development Ordinance, and
    • Knowledge of building materials.

      The committee meets Tuesday mornings as needed. The application deadline is March 10. For more information, contact Darcy Renhard at 503-742-4545 or

  • Historic Review Board: This board has five vacancies – two that carry three-year terms, and three that carry four-year terms. The board reviews applications for alterations or additions to historic landmark structures, recommends the designation of new historic structures, and reviews other land use applications involving historic landmarks. The board also provides review and guidance to the Board of County Commissioners on matters related to historic landmarks. 

    New members are sought from all areas of the county. One seat requires a contractor with expertise in construction techniques applied to historic structures, and another seat requires a representative from a historic group in the county. Knowledge and/or expertise in historic preservation are encouraged for all members.

    The committee meets the second Thursday evening each month, as necessary. The application deadline is March 10. For more information, contact Darcy Renhard at or 503-742-4545.

People interested in these opportunities can apply online or with a paper form available from Public & Government Affairs by calling 503-655-8751 or at the Public Services Building at 2051 Kaen Road in Oregon City.