New opening on ABC: Emergency Medical Services, Mental Health & Addictions Council, 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:

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 Oct. 6. For more information, contact Bill Conway, EMS Coordinator, at 

Mental Health & Addictions Council (MHAC)

This council has 10 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 at least ten (10) meetings that are scheduled each year on the fourth Tuesday of the month (typically there are no meetings in 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. When we go hybrid, meetings are held at our Clackamas County Mental Health Crisis Clinic at 11211 SE 82nd Ave, Suite O, Happy Valley. 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 Sept. 30. For more information, please contact Natalie Loehr at or 503-742-5924.

Traffic Safety Commission

Clackamas County is recruiting for 3 positions and 3 high school 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 Oct. 15. For more information, contact Rob Sadowsky at

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Kimberly Webb
Public & Government Affairs