New Volunteer Opportunities: Workforce Partnership, Enhanced Law Enforcement & Water Environment Services

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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:

Clackamas Workforce Partnership Board

This board is actively recruiting volunteers to fill four vacancies specifically individuals representing Childcare/Early Learning Industry, 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.

Application due date is Sept. 10. For more information, please visit our website or call us at 503-657-6644.
 

Enhanced Law Enforcement District Advisory Board

The eleven member advisory board represents the various geographic and demographic interests of the district. It assists the Sheriff with identifying public expectations for the District, recommending service priorities, and supporting the Sheriff’s Office outreach functions. The committee meets every 2 months.

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 the residents in unincorporated Clackamas County within the Urban Growth Boundary (as it existed in 1995), as well as the city of Johnson City.

Interested individuals must live within the unincorporated area of Clackamas County and within the Enhanced Law Enforcement District. To find out if you live within the District, please call Sarah Comstock at 503-785-5020.

Application deadline is Aug. 16, 2021. For more information, contact Sarah Comstock at scomstock@clackamas.us or 503-785-5020 (voicemail option).

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 December 31, 2024 (three-year term):

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

Application deadline is July 30.  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