New opening on ABC: BOPTA, Emergency Medical Services, Traffic Safety Commission,

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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:

Board of Property Tax Appeals (BOPTA)

The Board of Property Tax Appeals has eight openings for one year terms that end June 30, 2023. Members of the Board of Property Tax Appeals will hear property tax appeal petitions and make decisions on those appeals that will influence tax rolls in the county. More information can be found on the BOPTA website. 

Applicants are required to be residents of Clackamas County. The time commitment and training includes attending mandatory board member training for one day in January, and tax appeal hearings that will be held Monday through Thursday starting February 1 through April 15 depending on the volume of tax appeals filed. Board members are compensated with a stipend for the hearings that they attend. Applicants will also be asked to attend an interview with the County Clerk, Sherry Hall. 

The deadline for applications is Sept. 8. For more information, contact Michael Newgard at or call 503-655-8662.

Emergency Medical Services Council

The Clackamas County Emergency Medical Services Council advises the Board of County Commissioners and the Public Health Division on matters relating to the ambulance service plan and pre-hospital emergency medical services (EMS). This Council has one vacancy at this time, which carries a three-year term. The available role needing representation is:

  • Representative of a Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) in Clackamas County

For more information regarding the Clackamas County EMS Council, please visit our webpage

Members of the EMS Council meet quarterly and discuss matters related to the organization and running of emergency medical services in the county, and considers proposals from members, guests, and related subcommittees. The Council then advises the Board of County Commissioners on these and other EMS related matters. Applicants that are part of a PSAP in Clackamas County are encouraged to apply. 

The deadline for applications is Sept. 1. For more information, contact Bill Conway, EMS Coordinator, at

Traffic Safety Commission

Clackamas County is recruiting for four positions to serve on the Traffic Safety Commission (TSC).  The TSC is seeking rural 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 programs to reduce traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities throughout the County 

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.

The deadline for applications is Sept. 15. For more information, contact Rob Sadowsky at

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Kimberly Webb
Public & Government Affairs