New openings on ABC: Property Tax Appeals, Arts Alliance

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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.

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.

New ABC openings from the past week include:


The Board of Property Tax Appeals has eight openings for one-year terms that end June 30, 2020. Members of the Board of Property Tax Appeals will hear property tax appeal petitions and make decisions on those appeals that will influence tax rolls in the county. More information can be found on the BOPTA website. 

Applicants are required to be residents of Clackamas County. The time commitment and training includes attending mandatory board member training for one day in January, and tax appeal hearings that will be held Monday through Thursday starting February 1 through April 15 depending on the volume of tax appeals filed. Board members are compensated for the hearings that they attend. Applicants will also be asked to attend an interview with the County Clerk, Sherry Hall.

The application deadline is Aug. 23. For more information, please contact Michael Newgard at or 503-655-8662.


This commission will have five vacancies, each carrying a three-year term. The Arts Alliance is a fourteen-member commission. The goal of the council is to keep arts and culture central to life in Clackamas County by supporting and promoting access to all aspects of art and culture in every community, and by developing programs to meet needs countywide. More information can be found online.

Council members work with Arts Alliance staff and its Board of Directors to collaborate on programs and services. The council reflects and represents the diverse population and geography of the county. Applicants should have a strong interest and history of participation in art and cultural activities and be actively engaged with their own communities. Experience with county issues is desirable but not essential. The council meets quarterly in March, June, September and December.

Members are sought from all over the county, to represent all demographics and areas. The deadline for applications is Aug. 8. For more information, contact Suzi Anderson at 503-655-0525 or

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Katie Wilson
Public & Government Affairs