New Volunteer Opportunities: Emergency Preparedness Council

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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:

  • Emergency Preparedness Council: The newly formed Emergency Preparedness Council has 15 openings. The terms of these initial seats will be staggered. Once fully formed, second round appointments will serve three-year terms. The purpose of the Emergency Preparedness Council is to review and offer advice in all matters relating to emergency management and disaster preparedness. This Council provides community perspective and recommendations for improvements to the Disaster Management Department and the County Board of Commissioners.

The goals of the Emergency Preparedness Council are as follows:

  • Advise the Disaster Management Department and Clackamas County Board of County Commissioners in the development of activities, strategies and priorities to achieve disaster preparedness within the boundaries of Clackamas County.
  • Promote disaster management initiatives and activities. Participate in community education and engagement.
  • Advocate for policy and system changes that improve the disaster preparedness in Clackamas County. Optional activities could include providing oral or written testimony, helping to identify partners of support for preparedness, and participating in legislative activities.
  • Strengthen intergovernmental collaboration and enhance collaboration between governments and partners on an ongoing basis.
  • Develop strategies to enhance collaboration among governmental bodies and the general public.

This council will consist of both voting and ex-officio non-voting members. Membership will include:

Voting members:

  • Seven community members at large;
  • Three community members at large representing our diverse populations;
  • Two representatives from a community based non-profit organization;
  • Two Community Planning Organization or Hamlet representatives;
  • One public health/health care representative.

Ex-offico non-voting members:

  • All five members of the Board of County Commissioners;
  • One local utility representative;
  • One Clackamas County Fire Defense Board representative;
  • One Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office representative.

Application deadline in September 30. For more information please contact Daniel Nibouar at dnibouar@clackamas.us.

Individuals interested in this opportunity can apply online at http://bitly.com/ClackCoABCs 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.    

Department Staff
Katie Wilson
Public and Government Affairs
503-655-8552