New opening on ABC: Economic Development Commission, Leaders for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Council, OSU Extension 4-H Budget Committee, Parks Advisory Board

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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:

Economic Development Commission

The Clackamas County Board of Commissioners is seeking interested business representatives to volunteer to serve a three-year term on the Economic Development Commission (EDC). There are 16 openings. The purpose of the EDC is to advise and make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) on matters pertaining to the support and growth of a balanced, sustainable economy in unincorporated Clackamas County and the cities within the County.   

The EDC is actively recruiting for new members from the following industries in Clackamas County:

  • Health Care 
  • Wholesale Trade 
  • Agriculture and Food Production
  • High Tech
  • Advanced Manufacturing 

Other representatives of interest:

  • Micro Business (1 to 10 employees) 
  • Small Business (10 to 50 employees) 
  • Medium Business (50 to 250 employees)
  • Large Business (250+ employees) 
  • Education 
  • Construction 

The BCC 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 leadership, commitment, or expertise in business and economic development are encouraged to apply. 

The deadline for applications is December 30, 2022. For more information please contact Corina Copeland at, or 503-742-4329

Leaders for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Council

This council is seeking volunteers to fill five 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. 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 Equity and Inclusion, education and a sense of belonging. 

Council members will represent the full spectrum of identities including age, race, sex, gender, gender expression, color, national origin, language, sexual orientation, political affiliation, religious beliefs and affiliations, physical abilities and 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 Thursday, November 17, 2022. For more information, contact Equity & Inclusion Coordinator, Maria Magallon at

OSU Extension 4-H Budget Committee

The Clackamas County Board of Commissioners is seeking two residents to serve on the budget committee for the Clackamas County Extension and 4-H Service District.  The district was formed by voters in 2008 to provide annual property tax funding for local Oregon State University Extension and 4-H programs in Clackamas County.  

The budget committee meets in January, February, March, April and May in preparation for a public hearing for the Extension and 4-H Service District to be held in late May. Proposed budget documents will be ready for review by March of each year. Any resident residing within the district boundaries (all of Clackamas County except Johnson City) is invited to submit an application to serve on this committee.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, November 30.  For more information, contact Leah Sundquist, OSU Extension County Liaison, at or call 503-655-8631.

Parks Advisory Board

The Clackamas County Board of Commissioners (BCC) is seeking five volunteers to serve on the County Parks’ Advisory Board (PAB) 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. Five members are needed to serve four-year terms.  Applicants must be residents of Clackamas County.  

The PAB meets the third Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. at the County Parks’ administration office at 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City, or via Zoom virtual platform.  More on the PAB can be found online.

The deadline for applications is Thursday, December 15.  For more information about the PAB and this opportunity, contact Christina Dannenbring at