New opening on ABCs: Audit Committee, Clackamas Workforce Partnership, Tourism Development 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.

Audit Committee

his committee will have one public member opening, carrying a two-year term aligned with the fiscal year end (July 1 to June 30). The nine-member Clackamas County Audit Committee (CCAC) provides review and independent oversight of the County’s financial reporting processes, internal controls, and independent auditors.

Members of the CCAC 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. The CCAC meets at least twice annually, but the Committee may call additional meetings at its discretion. Residents from the local community with knowledge of governmental or not-for-profit auditing, accounting, and financial reporting are encouraged to apply.

The application deadline is Wednesday, May 31. For more information, contact Elizabeth Comfort, Finance Director, at or 503-936-5345.

Clackamas Workforce Partnership

Clackamas Workforce Partnership (CWP) is actively recruiting for members of our Board of Directors, preferably 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 6 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.

Application deadline is June 28. For more information, please visit our website or call us at 503-657-6644.

This recruitment is not open to Clackamas County employees.

Tourism Development Council

he Clackamas County Board of Commissioners (BCC) is seeking county residents to fill four (4) vacancies on the Tourism Development Council (TDC).  One (1) of these vacancies is available for reappointment. The TDC guides tourism programs funded through the county’s Transient Room Tax (TRT) and are authorized by County Ordinance to oversee tourism promotion and development in Clackamas County. The TDC is comprised of nine members, appointed to a three-year term by the BCC.

Commissioners are looking for 3 (three) applicants with a current management affiliation with a lodging property located within the county and 1 (one) with an affiliation with one (1) of tourism’s three (3) pillars:  Outdoor Recreation, Agritourism, or Cultural/Heritage Tourism.  Those with a broad perspective and strong interest in implementing an energized and comprehensive tourism program for the county will be the preferred candidates. Board members reflect and represent the diverse population and geographic regions of the county.
The TDC currently meets the second Wednesday of the month from 2 – 4 p.m., currently via zoom.  In person meetings are held several times a year at locations around the county.

The TDC develops, adopts, and implements, subject to the BCC’s approval, a Tourism Master Plan. Additionally, the TDC develops a 5-Yr Strategic Plan and an Annual Business Plan  to address tourism promotion and development, visitor information services, and special events and festivals in Clackamas County as described in the county’s Transient Room Tax Ordinance, approved by voters in 1992. Currently, County TRT collections are approximately $5.2 million annually.

For more information on the marketing and tourism development efforts of Clackamas County Tourism branded as Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory, please visit our website.

Application deadline is June 14. For more information contact Samara Phelps at or 971-334-9479.