New Volunteer Opportunities: Developmental Disabilities, Tourism & Veterans

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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:

Developmental Disabilities Council: This board has 11 openings for advocates, family members, or providers, each of which carries a three-year term. The Developmental Disabilities Council is an advisory group that meets four times per year the last Thursday of the month, Jan/April/Aug/Oct from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. to advise Clackamas County’s Developmental Disabilities Director about programs and services for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Members are appointed by the Clackamas County Board of County Commissioners. The group advocates both locally and at the state level on issues related to individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities. The deadline for applications is Sept. 2. For more information, please contact Amy Butler abutler@clackamas.usor 503-650-5745.

Tourism Development Council: The Clackamas County Board of Commissioners (BCC) is seeking residents to fill one vacancy 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, each appointed to a three year term by the BCC. Commissioners are looking for applicants with a current management affiliation with a lodging property located within the county. 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 and a range of tourism industry sectors. The TDC currently meets the second Wednesday of the month from 2:00 -4:00 pm, at various locations in the county or virtually via Zoom.The due date for applications is September 15. For more information, please visit MtHoodTerritory.com: (https://www.mthoodterritory.com) or contact Samara Phelps at 971-334-9479 or Samara@mthoodterritory.com.Individuals interested in this opportunity can apply online at http://bitly.com/ClackCoABCsor 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.