New Volunteer Opportunities: Leaders for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion & 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. New ABC openings from the past week include:

 

Leaders for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Council:  This council is seeking volunteers to fill three openings that carry three-year terms. The council envisions a county in which equity and inclusion are at the forefront of all decision-making, and in which all community members are actively engaged. Specifically, the council strives to examine county processes in order to recommend and facilitate changes that foster greater inclusiveness, develop leadership from diverse communities, increase community participation in county government, and promote and support diversity awareness and education. Council members are meant to be representative of the county's diverse populations and ideally will represent different work experiences, educational backgrounds, religious beliefs and affiliations, geographic locations, socioeconomic statuses, ethnicities, physical abilities or other diversity. Council members meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

The deadline for applications is Oct. 7. For more information, contact Equity and Inclusion Office Coordinator Maria Magallon at mariamag@clackamas.us.

 

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:

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 Sept. 30.  For more information, contact Lauren Haney at lhaney@clackamas.us or 503-313-4243.

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.