New Volunteer Opportunities: Developmental Disabilities, Parks & Traffic Safety

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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 council has 15 openings for advocates and family members, 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 November 30. For more information, please contact Amy Butler, or 503-650-5745.

  • Parks Advisory Board: This board is seeking three volunteers to represent the unincorporated areas of the county in advising administration and the BCC on matters pertaining to County Parks’ policies, management, development, acquisition, budgets and other significant matters related to park administration. Three members are needed to serve four-year terms.  Applicants must be residents of Clackamas County. More on the Parks Advisory Board (PAB) can be found at

    The PAB meets the third Tuesday of the month at 6pm at the County Parks’ administration office at 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City, or via Zoom virtual platform.

    The deadline for applications is November 18.  For more information about the PAB and this opportunity, contact Christina Dannenbring at

  • Traffic Safety Commission: Clackamas County is recruiting for several positions to serve on the Traffic Safety Commission (TSC).  The TSC is seeking residents living in Clackamas County to serve and add their valuable perspective to the discussions. Any interested Clackamas County resident is encouraged to apply. 

    The primary duty of the 12-member commission is to establish and monitor programs to reduce traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities throughout the County.

    The commission has three regular vacancies.

    The commission, also, has three seats that are specifically held for young adults, aged 15-22. For students who are looking for great volunteer experiences, this work can count toward volunteer hours tied to graduation requirements. This is a great way to build your resume for college or career.

    The Clackamas County TSC is one of the most active in the state, and plays an important role in formulating the County's transportation safety program, including: 

    • Reviewing traffic safety, education and outreach, and providing guidance to the County Traffic Safety staff
    • Developing and implementing the county’s Transportation Safety Action Plan, and 
    • Working on safety education, fielding public concerns, identifying safety projects, conducting community outreach on traffic safety and working with County traffic engineers to implement traffic safety measures on County roadways. 

    The TSC meets at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every other month at the County's Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City. Each meeting is also open to members who wish to join by Zoom.

    The deadline for applications is November 26. For more information please contact Rob Sadowsky at

Individuals interested in this opportunity can apply online at 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
Clackamas County Public and Government Affairs