Supporting children, schools/child care topic of next Listening Session

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Public encouraged to email comments ahead of time if they cannot join live 

Clackamas County Commissioners will continue their digital listening session series this coming Monday, Oct. 26, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., to hear community concerns about coronavirus impacts.

The sessions have proven popular. The topic for this coming Monday's session is:

Supporting children during a pandemic

What do commissioners need to know about what #ClackCo children and their families are experiencing? This conversation can include thoughts on school operations and plans, child care issues, or anything related. Here’s what commissioners would like to hear about:

  • How is the distance learning model working for children at the elementary school, middle school, and high school levels? How is it working for families? 
  • What are the ongoing concerns of community members involving child care options? Are there different concerns for the upcoming winter? 
  • Are technology gaps hurting our children? 

#ClackCo commissioners would like to hear from residents so that they can better understand what residents are experiencing and best advocate for our county at the state and local levels. Commissioners do not oversee, nor have any authority over, local school district operations within the county. 


  • Commissioner Sonya Fischer 
  • Commissioner Martha Schrader

Since the onset of the pandemic, the Board of County Commissioners has held several listening sessions and a Town Hall in order to hear the public give opinions, relay personal experiences, and state their hopes/worries about the pandemic’s short-term and long-term effects. The board’s weekly Business Meetings are also being held digitally.

How to join

To join the meeting via Zoom:

Zoom link 

Phone: Any of 346-248-7799; 408-638-0968; or 669-900-6833 

Webinar ID: 893 5254 1063

For those who cannot join the event, but would still like to relay a comment, email with “Children Listening Session” in the subject line, and be sure to provide your name and city/area of residence. One question/comment per resident, please. 

Due to time constraints, comments will be limited. Please be advised that commissioners reserve the right to stop comments that are out-of-order or off-topic.