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:
Enhanced Law Enforcement Service District Budget Committee
This board has three openings, each of which carries a three-year term. 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 approximately 85,000 residents in the unincorporated areas of Clackamas County within the Urban Growth Boundary, as well as the City of Johnson City. The Enhanced Law Enforcement Service District Budget Committee generally meets during business hours, once a year in May/June. The date and time will be announced later. Candidates must live or own property within the unincorporated area of Clackamas County and within the Enhanced Law Enforcement District and pay the respective “County Law Enhanced” tax assessment.
The deadline for applications is May 7. For more information please contact Nancy Artmann at email@example.com.
Veteran’s Advisory Council
This council has seven openings each of which carries a two-year term. This council is committed to ensuring that Council membership reflects the diversity of Clackamas County residents and actively seeks members from all regions of the county, all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations and cultures. The Veterans Advisory Council’s fifteen members advise the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners and the Department of Health, Housing and Human Services on all matters relating to the provision of services to veterans, their families and dependents, ensuring that their needs are recognized and addressed in a timely manner. Veterans Advisory Council also makes recommendations regarding current issues affecting veterans, their families and dependents. Meetings are the 4th Thursday, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The application deadline is May 28. For more information please contact Amy Kelsey at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 503-650-5643.
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.