New openings on ABCs: Audit Committee, Clackamas County Library Advisory 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.

Clackamas County Audit Committee

This commission has one vacancy, carrying a two-year term aligned with the fiscal year end (July 1 to June 30). This vacancy will begin when the applicant is approved by the Board of County Commissioners, likely before the beginning of the fiscal year. The nine-member commission provides review and independent oversight of the County’s financial reporting processes, internal controls, and independent auditors. 

Members must have the ability to attend all meetings and review materials, including audited financial statements and reports of Clackamas County and its eight blended component units of government. This committee meets at least twice annually, but the Committee may call additional meetings at its discretion. Applicants with knowledge of governmental or not-for-profit auditing, accounting, and financial reporting are encouraged to apply. 

Application deadline is Wednesday, April 26. For more information, contact Elizabeth Comfort, Finance Director, at 503-936-5345 or

Clackamas County Library Advisory Board

The purpose of the Clackamas County Library Advisory Board is to represent the residents within the Oak Lodge Library and Gladstone Library Service Areas of the Clackamas County Library District, which was established by the approval of Measure 3-310, by providing community perspective to the Board of County Commissioners in matters concerning library services, policies, and library-related issues in general.

Board members have staggered four-year terms. This board currently has two vacancies: 

  • Oak Lodge member for unincorporated Oak Lodge (must reside within the unincorporated Oak Lodge Library Service Area – see map)
  • Gladstone member for unincorporated Gladstone (must reside within unincorporated Gladstone – see map). 

The responsibilities of the Advisory Board are as follows:

  • Make recommendations concerning the library to the Library Manager and Board of County Commissioners (BCC). 
  • Review budget for compliance with existing legislative and policy guidelines.
  • Recommend annual adoption of the proposed budget to the Budget Committee.
  • Recommend appointment of prospective members to the BCC.
  • With guidance from staff, determine resolution of challenged materials.
  • Assist in the development of short and long-term goals for the provision of library services to the community.
  • Represent the needs, interests, and desires of library users and residents of the service areas.

Please review this important information:

Application deadline is Wednesday, May 3. For more information, contact Mitzi Olson by phone at 503-655-8570 or by email at

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 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 April 26. For more information, contact Juliana Danforth at