New opening on ABCs: Committee for Community Involvement, 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.

Committee for Community Involvement

The county’s Committee for Community Involvement (CCI) is seeking one (1) new member to serve with them as they work to promote more community engagement in land use planning and other planning related activities.

If you enjoy building community and working with your neighbors to have a voice in shaping where you live, CCI is for you. Members work together on projects and provide guidance and oversight of public involvement programs, activities, and processes related to land use and community planning.

Appointed by the Clackamas Board of County Commissioners (BCC), CCI is responsible for assisting and advising the BCC, Public and Government Affairs (PGA) and other county governing bodies with the implementation of a public involvement program that promotes and enhances community engagement in land use planning. CCI is responsible for evaluating this program and providing a report and recommendations to the BCC.

CCI meets on the third Tuesday of each month from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Meetings are currently being held virtually via Zoom. Members serve 3-year terms.

Interested in learning more about CCI? Attend an upcoming meeting.

Application deadline is July 26, 2023. For more information, contact

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.

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

Application deadline is June 28, 2023. For more information contact Samara Phelps at or 971-334-9479.