New opening on ABCs: Tourism, Clackamas Health Council and the Vector Control District Advisory Board

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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.

Tourism Development Council 

The Tourism Development Council (TDC) is seeking to fill two (2) vacancies. The TDC guides tourism programs to enhance the quality of life for residents by optimizing the economic impacts of the tourism industry derived from the County’s Transient Room Tax. The TDC is authorized by County Ordinance to oversee tourism promotion and development in Clackamas County.

Commissioners are looking for one (1) applicant with a current management affiliation with a lodging property located within the county and one (1) with an affiliation with one of tourism’s three pillars: (1) outdoor recreation, (2) agritourism, or (3) 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, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Meetings are held on zoom and/or in person. 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. Clackamas County as described in the county’s Transient Room Tax Ordinance, approved by voters in 1992. Currently, County TRT collections are approximately $5.7 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

The deadline for applications is Oct. 19, 2023, at 5 p.m. Contact Samara Phelps at 971-334-9479 or for questions about board recruitment.

Clackamas Community Health Council

The Clackamas Community Health Council currently has openings for 14 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 p.m. 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 primarily 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 Oct. 25, 2023. For more information, contact Juliana Danforth at

Clackamas County Vector Control District Advisory Board 

Clackamas County Commissioners are seeking one (1) volunteer interested in serving on the Clackamas County Vector Control District Advisory Board. Members of the board are appointed for four (4) year terms by the Commissioners and serve in an advisory capacity to them while acting as the policy-making body, managers of the business, and financial affairs of the Clackamas County Vector Control District. The District is responsible for the control of mosquitoes and flies, of which some are disease-carrying vectors in the County. The Oregon State Health Department and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife approve the District’s annual control plan.

The five-member board meets monthly on the second Tuesday, at 4:30 p.m., in the Vector Control District Office, at 320 Warner Milne Road in Oregon City.

Applicants are required to live in Clackamas County. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023. For more information, please contact Clackamas County Vector Control District, Theresa Micallef, at 503-655-8394, or email