New openings on ABCs: Community Action Board, Community Health Council

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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.

Community Action Board

The Community Action Board advises Clackamas County on ways to address the causes and conditions of poverty in our communities. The Board’s work includes identifying ways to mobilize human and financial resources at the local, State, and Federal levels to benefit low-income county residents so that they can maximize their life opportunities. The Board also works at the system level to address the underlying causes of poverty and the lack of opportunity.

The Clackamas County Community Action Board is committed to ensuring that Board membership reflects the diversity of Clackamas County residents. The Community Action Board actively seeks members from all regions of the county, all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations and cultures. The lived experience of Board members is valued, including but not limited to experience living with a low income, being housing insecure or experiencing houselessness, facing food security and limited access to quality healthcare. Members are encouraged to bring their lived experience to the Board discussions while considering the best ways to achieve the Board’s mission. 

This board has three vacancies for a community member and elected officials looking to serve the community in a meaningful, worthwhile way, meet new people, and learn how your government works.
The Community Action Board meets the first Wednesday of each month, September through June, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Members are appointed by the Clackamas County Board of County Commissioners.

Application deadline is March 29, 2023. For more information, contact Amy Kelsey or 503-650-5643.

Clackamas Community Health Council

The Council currently has openings for 13 additional members, comprised of consumers, patients, and clients only. The Council oversees operations, budgets, and quality measures at the Health Centers clinics throughout the county. Per federal requirements, the Council must be composed of a majority of patient members, therefore current patients (or their guardians) will be given priority to join the Council to maintain compliance. The Council conducts business through public meetings that are held from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month in the County’s Development Services Building in Oregon City. Note: Due to COVID-19, meetings are held in a virtual format until further notice.

Council members are not required to have expertise in healthcare but should be interested in improving the quality of care and patient experience in the Health Centers. Council members should be comfortable working with a diverse group of people and willing to reach consensus on various topics and make recommendations to Health Centers Leadership and the Board of County Commissioners. Individuals who represent all geographic areas and demographics are highly valued by the Council.

Application deadline is March 29, 2023. For more information, contact Juliana Danforth at