New openings on ABC: Aging, Community Action, Community Road Fund, Enhanced Law Enforcement, Veterans, and Traffic Safety

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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:

  • Aging Services Advisory Council: This council has one opening which carries a three-year term. The council advises county agencies on matters that impact seniors and disabled persons. Council members participate in the evaluation of various aging related programs in the county, including senior centers, caregiving services, health issues, and volunteering opportunities.  It meets the second Monday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., except July and August.

    The deadline for applications is April 30. For more information, contact Valerie Skinner at Valerieski@clackamas.us or 503-650-5643.

  • Community Action Board:  This board has two openings, each of which carries a three-year term. The Community Action Board meets the first Monday of each month, September through June, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. to advise Clackamas County Social Services Division Community Action Agency programs on services for low-income persons. The group advocates both locally and at the state level on issues related to low-income persons and households.

    The deadline for applications is April 30. For more information, contact Valerie Skinner at Valerieski@clackamas.us  or 503-650-5643.

  • Community Road Fund Advisory Committee:  Clackamas County is creating a new, permanent advisory committee, the Community Road Fund Advisory Committee, to focus on prioritizing congestion relief projects needed in unincorporated Clackamas County that will now be able to be funded through revenue from the new countywide vehicle registration fee.

    The 15-member committee will be based in the Department of Transportation and Development, and will serve in an advisory capacity to the department and to the Board of County Commissioners.  The county is looking for both residents and business people from throughout unincorporated Clackamas County, including both rural and urban areas.

    Residents, property owners and business owners in unincorporated Clackamas County are invited to apply. Since the committee is new, terms of service will be one, two or three years.  Once the committee is established, all terms will be for three years. The committee will be responsible for:

    • Developing criteria to analyze potential capital congestion relief projects to be funded with countywide vehicle registration fee revenue,
    • Applying that criteria to the high priority congestion relief projects to prioritize the projects and recommend the order in which the projects should be constructed. 
    • Reviewing and advising on other projects funded with vehicle registration fee revenue, including safety improvements and local road maintenance. 
    • Reporting progress of vehicle registration fee revenue and projects to the Board of Commissioners.

    The committee is expected to meet several times during 2019, but eventually will meet quarterly. 

    The deadline for applications is May 6. For more information, contact Ellen Rogalin at ellenrog@clackamas.us  or 503-742-4274.

  • Enhanced Law Enforcement District Budget:  This board has two openings, each of which carries a three-year term. The District was approved by voters in the November 1994 general election and became effective July 1, 1995. Its purpose is to increase the level of Sheriff’s patrols to meet the increased demand of urban Clackamas County. It serves approximately 85,000 residents in the unincorporated areas of Clackamas County within the Urban Growth Boundary, as well as the City of Johnson City. The Enhanced Law Enforcement Service District Budget Committee generally meets during business hours, once a year in May/June. The date and time will be announced later. Candidates must live or own property within the unincorporated area of Clackamas County and within the Enhanced Law Enforcement District and pay the respective “County Law Enhanced” tax assessment.

    The deadline for applications is April 24. For more information, contact Lori Okami at lokami@clackamas.us or 503-785-5001.

  • Veterans Advisory Council: This council has three openings, each of which carries a three-year term. The council advises the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners and the Department of Health, Housing and Human Services on all matters relating to the provision of services to veterans, their families and dependents, ensuring that the needs of veterans, their families and dependents are recognized and addressed in a timely manner. Veterans Advisory Council also makes recommendations regarding current issues affecting veterans, their families and dependents. Meetings are the 4th Thursday, every other month, starting in February, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    The deadline for applications is April 30. For more information, contact Valerie Skinner at Valerieski@clackamas.us or 503-650-5643.

     
  • Traffic Safety Commission: This commission has three openings, each of which carries a three-year term. The TSC is seeking residents living in Clackamas County to serve and add their valuable perspective to the discussions. Any interested Clackamas County resident is encouraged to apply.  We are particularly interested in residents who live in rural areas of the County. Video conferencing technology is available to accommodate candidates who need remote access because of travel distance to meetings.

    The primary duty of the 12-member commission is to establish programs to reduce traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities throughout the County. The Clackamas County TSC is one of the most active in the state, and plays an important role in formulating the County's transportation safety program, including: 

    • Reviewing traffic safety, education and outreach, and providing guidance to the County Traffic Safety staff
    • Developing and implementing the county’s Transportation Safety Action Plan, and 
    • Working on safety education, fielding public concerns, identifying safety projects, conducting community outreach on traffic safety and working with County traffic engineers to implement traffic safety measures on County roadways. 

    The TSC meets at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each in Oregon City.

    The deadline for applications is May 12. For more information, contact Christian Snuffin at csnuffin@clackamas.us or 503-742-4716.

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.