New opening on ABCs: Clackamas Workforce Partnership, Development Agency Budget Committee, Emergency Preparedness 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 Workforce Partnership

Clackamas Workforce Partnership (CWP) is actively recruiting for members of our Board of Directors, specifically individuals representing Childcare/Early Learning Industry and Healthcare fields in Clackamas County. Potential members must have optimum policy-making authority within the entities they represent. CWP currently has 2 positions available in the public sector. 

CWP is a business-led workforce development organization dedicated to taking a leadership role in forging a strong and vital partnership between business and the workforce development community; fostering an accountable, market-driven and world class public workforce system. The CWP’s board of directors is made up of representatives from business, organized labor, education, economic development, community-based organizations, and local government. CWP’s mission is to address critical workforce, educational, and training challenges, and develop a skilled workforce that meets the needs of business and strengthens the local economy of Clackamas County. 

The Clackamas Workforce Partnership Board: 

  • Invests federal and state resources to increase business productivity and promote a quality workforce in Clackamas County; 
  • Convenes businesses and community stakeholders to increase awareness of and to develop strategies to address local workforce challenges; 
  • Directs the implementation of comprehensive strategies for services to youth with special emphasis on the linkage between business and education and the development of academic and workforce readiness skills; 
  • Promotes business involvement in the workforce system and assists businesses in meeting their recruitment and employee retention needs; 
  • Coordinates workforce activities with economic development and educational organizations in Clackamas County communities; 
  • Provides direction, oversight and support to job seekers accessing the public workforce exchange system. 

The deadline for applications is May 17, 2023. For more information, please visit our website or call us at 503-657-6644.

Development Agency Budget Committee

Clackamas County Development Agency is seeking two volunteer members to serve on the ten-member budget committee. Commissioners will appoint two persons to a three-year term, to serve with them to set the Development Agency's annual budget. The Development Agency undertakes projects in its urban renewal districts which are located in various areas throughout the County. The districts have been established to help improve and revitalize areas that have deteriorated, are unsafe and/or that show signs of economic or physical conditions that are detrimental to the community as a whole.

Anyone interested in applying for the positions must be a County resident, but cannot live within a city that has an urban renewal district. In Clackamas County, cities with urban renewal districts are Oregon City, Gladstone, Lake Oswego, Wilsonville, Sandy, Canby, Portland and Tualatin.

The Committee generally meets twice a year - once in May and once in June.

The deadline for applications is April 19, 2023. For more information, contact David Queener, Clackamas County Development Agency, at 503 742-4322 or

Emergency Preparedness Council

The Emergency Preparedness Council advises the Disaster Management Department and Board of County Commissioners on the development of activities, strategies and priorities regarding disaster preparedness. 
EPC members serve a 3-year term, attend quarterly 2-hour meetings, and work on a subcommittee focused on Communication, Community Preparedness, Logistics, Resources and Recovery.

The EPC is currently recruiting two community members that live or work in Zone 3 or Zone 5. (1 each)

Anyone 18 years of age or older who is a resident of the county, a property owner within the county, or a designated representative of a business, non-profit, corporation, or trust within the county, is encouraged to apply.

Application deadline is May 10. For more information, contact Emily Murkland at or call at 503-679-9127.