New openings on ABC: Aging Services, Compensation, Economic Development & Library Budget

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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:

Aging Services Advisory Council

This council has two openings each of 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 Jan. 30. For more information, contact Valerie Skinner at valerieski@clackamas.us or 503-650-5643

Compensation Board for Elected Officials: This board has one opening which carries a four-year term. The board conducts an annual review of the county’s elected officials’ salaries and recommends a compensation schedule to a budget committee. This board is seeking community members knowledgeable in human resources and compensation management. Members attend four to five meetings each year from mid-February and mid-March.

In order to have balance and diversity of membership in the areas of geography, gender, interest and experience, Commissioners are looking for members from all backgrounds and areas of Clackamas County.

The deadline for applications is Jan. 23. For more information, contact the Heather Pedersen at heatherped@clackamas.us  or 503-742-5484.

Economic Development Commission

This commission has seven openings each of which carries a three-year term. Per the bylaws, the EDC will advise and make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) on matters pertaining to the support and growth of a balanced, sustainable economy within the county and cities within the County.   

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

The deadline for applications is Jan. 31. For more information, contact Corina Copeland at ccopeland@clackamas.us or 503-742-4329. 

Library District Budget Committee

This committee has one opening which carries a three-year term. In particular, the county is seeking applicants with a background in finance and public library services.  The committee participates annually with the Board in receiving and reviewing the Library District budget.  The committee participates in budget meetings in the spring and approves the budget and District tax rate each year. The history and other background regarding the Library District can be found on the Clackamas County Library District’s website at http://www.clackamas.us/librarydistrict/. Applicants from the District’s service area who are dedicated and committed to public library services are encouraged to apply. 

Application deadline is Jan. 22. For more information, contact Greg Williams, BCS Deputy Director at gwilliams2@clackamas.us or 503-742-4399.