New openings on ABC: Budget Committee, Tourism & Workforce Partnership

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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:

  • Clackamas County Budget Committee
    This committee has an opening for two positions, each of which carries a three-year term. The committee meets quarterly to review and discuss budget-related matters. The committee also holds a series of meetings in May and/or June to review and approve a budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The county operates on a July 1 to June 30 fiscal year. Applicants for the position must be residents of the county. In order to have balance and diversity of membership representation in terms of geographic area, gender and experience, commissioners seek volunteers from all backgrounds and areas of the county.

The application deadline is July 12. For more information, please contact Jennifer Chambers at jchambers@clackamas.us or 503-742-5405.

  • Tourism Development Council
    This council has four vacancies each of which carries a three-year term. This council guides tourism programs funded through the county’s Transient Room Tax (TRT) and are authorized by County Ordinance to oversee tourism promotion and development in Clackamas County. The TDC is comprised of nine members each of who serve a three-year term.

This council is looking for  applicants with current management affiliation with a lodging property located within the county.  Those with a broad perspective and strong interest in implementing an energized and comprehensive tourism program for the county will be the preferred candidates. Board members reflect and represent the diverse population of the county.

For more information on the marketing and tourism development efforts of Clackamas County Tourism and Cultural Affairs branded as Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory, please visit https://www.mthoodterritory.com.

The deadline for applications is June 18. For more information, contact Janice Nilson at janice@mthoodterritory.com or 503-655-8490.

  • Clackamas Workforce Partnership
    This board is actively recruiting for 2 members for a three-year term to serve on our Board of Directors, specifically (but not limited to) individuals representing Manufacturing and/or the Labor/Union fields in Clackamas County.

The Clackamas Workforce Partnership (CWP) 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. CWP’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 Clackamas 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.

Applications are due no later than September 12.  For more information, please visit our website at www.clackamasworkforce.org or email board@clackamasworkforce.org.

Individuals interested in these opportunities can apply online at http://bitly.com/ClackCoABCs 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.