New Volunteer Opportunities: Compensation for Elected Officials, Economic Development, Mental Health & Addictions, & 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:

Compensation Board for Elected Officials

This board is seeking residents knowledgeable in human resources and compensation administration to serve on the County’s Compensation Board for Elected Officials. There is currently one vacancy available on this three member board. Members serve for four years and attend four to five meetings (typically 2 hours each) between late February and early April.

The Compensation Board for Elected Officials is responsible to conduct an annual review of Clackamas County elected officials' salaries and to submit a recommended compensation schedule to the county’s Budget Committee.  Subject salaries include those of the County Sheriff, Assessor, Treasurer, Clerk, Commissioners, District Attorney and Justice of the Peace.

In order to have balance and diversity of membership in the areas of geography, gender, interest and experience, Commissioners are looking for members from all backgrounds and areas of Clackamas County.

Application deadline is Tuesday, Nov. 23. For more information contact Heather Pedersen at heatherped@clackamas.us

Economic Development Commission

This council is seeking 10 interested business representatives to volunteer to serve a three-year term on the Economic Development Commission (EDC). 

The Economic Development Commission (EDC) will advise and make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) on matters pertaining to the support and growth of a balanced, sustainable economy within the county and cities within the County.   

The board is committed to balance and diversity of commission membership in the areas of geography, employment, interest, education and experience. Applicants from the business community with demonstrated leadership, commitment or expertise in business and economic development are encouraged to apply. 

Application deadline is Oct. 28. For more information contact Corina Copeland at ccopeland@clackamas.us.

Mental Health and Addictions Council

This council has 8 openings, each of which carries a three-year term. The council advises commissioners and the county Behavioral Health Director on community needs, gaps in services, barriers and priorities related to providing mental health and substance use services (including education, prevention and treatment), review grant proposals or other funding requests for state funds as required by ORS 430.350, and other grant requests as feasible, and provide a link to the community at large through advocacy, public information, and education. 

This council has ten (10-11) meetings that are scheduled each year on the fourth Tuesday of the month (typically there are no meetings in March/December) from 4:30 p.m to 6:30 p.m. These meetings are currently being held virtually via Zoom we will go to a hybrid format of Zoom and in-person when allowed. Meetings are held at our Clackamas County Mental Health Crisis Clinic at 11211 SE 82nd Ave, Suite O, Happy Valley, OR 97086. Individuals or parents/guardians of children or teens receiving mental health or substance use services are encouraged to apply. More on MHAC can be found online

As a council, we are looking for members that are representative of the county’s diverse populations and ideally will represent different ethnicities, religious beliefs, geographic locations, socioeconomic statuses, physical abilities, career experiences, educational backgrounds and/or other diversity and be able to participate consistently. 

The application deadline is Nov. 12. For more information, please contact Natalie Spilman at nataliespi@clackamas.us or 503-742-5924. 

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 Oct. 29. 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