New Volunteer Opportunities: Water Environment Services & Tourism

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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:

Tourism Development Council

The county is seeking residents to fill three upcoming vacancies on the Tourism Development Council (TDC).  The TDC guides tourism programs funded through the county’s Transient Room Tax (TRT) and are authorized by County Ordinance to oversee tourism promotion and development in Clackamas County. The TDC is comprised of nine members, appointed to a three year term by the BCC.

We are looking for applicants with a current management affiliation with a lodging property located within the county, and someone with an affiliation to Culture/Heritage Tourism. Those with a broad perspective and strong interest in implementing an energized and comprehensive tourism program for the county will be the preferred candidates. Board members reflect and represent the diverse population of the county.

The TDC currently meets the second Wednesday of the month from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., generally at the County’s Red Soils Campus in Oregon City or virtually via Zoom.

The deadline for applications is July 15, 2021. For more information on the marketing and tourism development efforts of Clackamas County Tourism and Cultural Affairs branded as Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory, please visit their website or contact Samara Phelps at 971-334-9479 or Samara@mthoodterritory.com with questions.

Water Environment Services Advisory Committee

This commission will have one vacancy, carrying a three-year term.  The twenty one-member commission provides input and makes recommendations on surface water and wastewater issues to Water Environment Services (WES) and the Board of County Commissioners (BCC).  Additionally, the committee:

  • Provides a forum for coordinating, learning, understanding and gathering input on surface water and wastewater plans, policies, rules and regulations, fees, and projects;
  • Reviews, discusses and makes recommendations on proposed operational and multi-zone capital improvements to the region's surface water and wastewater treatment systems, master plans, investment strategies and capital projects; and
  • Advises on and supports implementation of educational and public engagement strategies on issues relating to wastewater services, bio-solids management, surface water management, watershed health, erosion control and other related topics.

Ideally, members will have experience and/or background in wastewater management, watershed health and restoration, economic development, and/or surface water.  Members must reside or work within the WES service area.

WES serves the cities of Gladstone, Happy Valley, Johnson City, Milwaukie, Oregon City, West Linn, and the communities of unincorporated Clackamas County.

Committee membership includes:

  • 6 ratepayers from cities within the service area
  • 2 ratepayers from the unincorporated portion of Clackamas County who reside within the service area
  • 6 elected officials
  • 2 environmental representatives
  • 2 members of the development community
  • 2 business owners or managers from service area
  • 1 representative from the City of Milwaukie

The following seat on the committee is open for recruitment with a term that runs from July 15, 2021, through Dec. 31, 2024 (three-year term):

  • 1 member of the development community that works within the WES Service area

Application deadline is June 24, 2021. For more information, contact Lauren Haney at lhaney@clackamas.us or 503-313-4243.   

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