New openings on ABC: Clackamas Workforce Partnership, Community Road Fund & Compensation

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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.

New ABC openings from the past week include:

Clackamas Workforce Partnership Board

This board is actively recruiting for four positions on our Board of Directors, specifically individuals representing Labor, Technology, Manufacturing and Healthcare 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 Clackamas Workforce Partnership’s 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.

The deadline for applications is January 29. For more information, please visit our website at www.clackamasworkforce.org  or call us at 503-657-6644.

Community Road Fund Advisory Committee

Clackamas County residents, property owners and business people are invited to apply to fill one of six open positions on the county’s Community Road Fund Advisory Committee (CRFAC).  The 15-member committee is based in the Department of Transportation and Development, and serves in an advisory capacity to the department and to the Board of County Commissioners.

The CRFAC was established in 2019 to prioritize congestion relief projects needed in unincorporated Clackamas County to be funded through the Community Road Fund -- the revenue from the countywide vehicle registration fee that became effective in January 2020.

The county is looking for applicants from throughout unincorporated Clackamas County, including both rural and urban areas, to apply to fill the following six positions on the CRFAC:

    • Five positions to serve through June 30, 2023
      • 3 positions with incumbents
      • 2 positions are no incumbent
    • One position to serve through June 30, 2022 (no incumbent)

In its first year the Committee met seven times to develop and apply criteria to high priority congestion-relief projects to recommend to the Board of County Commissioners which ones should be funded first through the new vehicle registration fee revenue.  The Committee also reviewed and advised the Board on funding priorities for safety improvements and local maintenance projects, also funded through the new Community Road Fund.

Moving forward, the Committee will meet two to three times a year, as determined by committee members, to:

    • Review the criteria used to identify priority projects and the status of projects approved for construction
    • Update project lists over time as projects are completed and as there are changes in project schedules
    • Report the status of the Community Road Fund and projects funded by the Community Road Fund to the Board of County Commissioners

The deadline for applications is November 15. For more information, contact Ellen Rogalin at ellenrog@clackamas.us.

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 November 15. For more information contact Heather Pedersen at heatherped@clackamas.us.

Individuals interested in this opportunity 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.

Department Staff
Katie Wilson
Public and Government Affairs
503-655-8552