Volunteer Opportunities: Community Health, Fair & Workforce Partnership

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Update 3/3/21: The Fair Board open description updated.

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 volunteer opportunities from the past week include:

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 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the third 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 March 31. For more information, contact Ryan Spiker at rspiker@clackamas.us.

County Fair Board

The Fair Board has one opening, to fill a vacant seat. This term will expire on Dec. 31, 2021. Members serve in an advisory capacity to the Board of County Commissioners while acting as the policy-making body of the Clackamas County Fairgrounds and Event Center.  

The County Fair Board has the exclusive management of the grounds and all other property owned, leased, used, or controlled by the county and devoted to the use of the County Fair.  The Board is entrusted and charged with the entire business management and financial responsibilities of the Clackamas County Fairgrounds and the Event Center.  In order that the fairgrounds and buildings are utilized to the fullest extent, the Board at all times has the authority to provide facilities for public and private events throughout the year.  The County Fair Board meets at the second Thursday of each month.

Application deadline is March 9. For more information, contact the Clackamas County Fairgrounds and Event Center Office at 503-266-1136.

Clackamas Workforce Partnership Board

This board is actively recruiting for four members for a three-year term to serve on our Board of Directors, specifically (but not limited to) individuals representing Manufacturing and/or the Labor/Union 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 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. 

Applications are due no later than April 25. For more information, please visit our website, call 503-657-6644 or email board@clackamasworkforce.org.

Contact
Department Staff
Katie Wilson
Public & Government Affairs
503-655-8552