New openings on ABC: Community Action, Compensation, Enhanced Law Enforcement, Health, Housing & Internal Audit

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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 this opportunity 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: 

Community Action Board

This board has three vacancies for community members looking to serve your community in a meaningful, worthwhile way, meet new people, and learn how your government works.

The Community Action Board meets the first Wednesday 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. Members are appointed by the Clackamas County Board of County Commissioners. The group advocates both locally and at the state level on issues related to low-income persons and households.

The deadline for applications is Oct. 26. For more information, contact Amy Kelsey at or 503-650-5643.

Compensation Board for Elected Officials

This board has one vacancy which carries a four-year term for a residents knowledgeable in human resources and compensation management. Members of this three-person board attend four to five meetings (typically 2 hours each) in March and April.

Duties of the Compensation Board for Elected Officials include annual review of Clackamas County elected officials' salaries and submission of a recommended compensation schedule to the county’s Budget Committee.  Subject salaries include those of the County Sheriff, Assessor, Treasurer, Clerk, Commissioners, District Attorney and Justice of the Peace.

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.

Application deadline is Thursday, Oct. 29. For more information contact Heather Pedersen at

Enhanced Law Enforcement District Advisory Board

The eleven member advisory board represents the various geographic and demographic interests of the district. It assists the Sheriff with identifying public expectations for the District, recommending service priorities, and supporting the Sheriff’s Office outreach functions. There are seven vacancies. The board meets every 2 months. 

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 the residents in unincorporated Clackamas County within the Urban Growth Boundary (as it existed in 1995), as well as the city of Johnson City. 

Interested individuals must live within the unincorporated area of Clackamas County and within the Enhanced Law Enforcement District. To find out if you live within the District, please call Sarah Comstock at 503-785-5020. 

Application deadline is Nov. 6. For more information, contact Sarah Comstock at or 503-785-5020 (voicemail option).

Clackamas Community Health Council

The Council currently has openings for 14 additional members. The Council oversees operations, budgets, and quality measures at the Health Centers clinics throughout the county. Per federal requirements, the Council must be composed of a majority of patient members, therefore current patients (or their guardians) will be given priority to join the Council to maintain compliance. The Council conducts business through public meetings that are held from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm on the fourth Wednesday of each month in the County’s Development Services Building in Oregon City. Note: Due to COVID-19, meetings are held in a virtual format until further notice.

Council members are not required to have expertise in healthcare, but should be interested in improving the quality of care and patient experience in the Health Centers. Council members should be comfortable working with a diverse group of people and willing to reach consensus on various topics and make recommendations to Health Centers Leadership and the Board of County Commissioners. Individuals who represent all geographic areas and demographics are highly valued by the Council.

Application deadline is Oct. 31. For more information, contact Ryan Spiker at

Housing Advisory Board

This board advises the Board of Commissioners and Housing Authority Board on housing development, policy matters, housing issues, and programs and services for low and moderate income residents of Clackamas County. In addition to these duties, the HAB will provide analysis and feedback regarding Metro Affordable Housing Bond projects that are proposed through the Housing Authority of Clackamas County. This board is seeking two new members with expertise in affordable housing and housing policy matters in one or more of the areas below:     

  • Member drawn from the construction general contracting profession with emphasis on those contractors that have affordable housing construction experience.    
  • Member drawn from the legal profession with affordable housing experience.

Once the recruitment period has ended, a meeting schedule will be created based on final selection and availability of the selected members. The board will meet at least once a month for a two hour period. Prospective candidates are encouraged to consider the required time commitment prior to applying. 

The deadline for applications is Nov. 5. For more information, contact Stephen McMurtrey, Director of Housing Development at or 503-915-9345.

Internal Audit Oversight Committee

The Office of County Internal Audit is seeking to fill three vacancies each carrying a two-year term. The Internal Audit Oversight Committee (IAOC) is established under the authority provided in County Code Chapter 2.15: County Internal Auditor. The IAOC is comprised of seven members – the Board of County Commissioners Chair, the Board of County Commissioners Vice-Chair, the County Counsel, the County Administrator, and three members of the community. The membership represents a base of expertise in some of or all the following areas: local government; equity, diversity and inclusion; risk; information security; process improvement; fraud; and finance.

The IAOC ensures the Office of County Internal Audit is independent and promotes the effectiveness and integrity of the office. Through oversight of the Office of County Internal Audit activities, the IAOC seeks to enhance and protect Clackamas County’s organizational value by promoting risk-based and objective assurance, advice, and insight. It is the IAOC’s vision that internal audit assurance and consulting services enhance Clackamas County citizens’, employees’, and departments’ confidence that the public’s interests are protected and encourage engagement with an accountable, high performing, and transparent local government. 

The purpose of the IAOC is to assist the Clackamas County Board of County Commissioners, County Administrator, and county departments in the oversight of the County’s system of internal controls, efficient and effective use of public resources, financial and operational reporting, information security, and compliance with laws, regulations, policies and ethics.

The IAOC guides the activities of the Office of County Internal Audit and is a forum for all internal audit and external review issues affecting the county, including monitoring and disposition of those issues. The IAOC supports the Office of County Internal Audit in its efforts to bring a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluating and improving the efficacy of governance, risk management, and control processes.

Application deadline is Dec. 31. For more information, contact Jodi Cochran at  or 971-352-1644.

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Katie Wilson
Public & Government Affairs