New opening on ABCs: Developmental Disabilities Council, 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.

Developmental Disabilities Council

his board has up to 10 openings (all applicants must be a family member of and/or persons with Intellectual disabilities and Developmental disabilities), each of which carries a three-year term. The Developmental Disabilities Council is an advisory group that meets at least 8 times per year the last Monday of the month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. This council advises Clackamas County’s Developmental Disabilities managers about programs and services for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Members are appointed by the Clackamas County Board of County Commissioners. The group advocates both locally and at the state level on issues related to individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities. If you are a person who identifies as part of a minority group or you live in rural areas of Clackamas County or are a person between the ages of 18-24 years old, we strongly encourage you to apply. Your voice is needed and is important to us.

Application deadline is Nov. 1, 2023. For more information, please contact Amy Butler,, or 503-502-4718.

Tourism Development Council

The 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.

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

Application deadline is June 28. For more information contact Samara Phelps at or 971-334-9479.