New and recurring openings on ABCs: Historic Review Board and Planning Commission

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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 these opportunities can apply online or via a paper form that can be obtained from the Public & Government Affairs Department by calling 503-655-8751.

New Vacancies

Historic Review Board

Clackamas County is seeking two volunteers interested in serving on the county’s Historic Review Board (HRB). Representation is sought from all demographic areas of the county, in accordance with Zoning and Development Ordinance, Section 1307.03(D). Knowledge and/or expertise in historic preservation are encouraged for all open seats, but the county is specifically looking for someone to provide representation from a historic group within Clackamas County for one of the seats. Both seats are full four-year terms that begin on May 1, 2024 and run through April 30, 2028.

Primary duties of the seven-member board are to review applications for alterations or additions to historic landmark structures, to recommend the designation of new historic structures, and to review other land use applications involving historic landmarks. HRB provides review and guidance to the Board of County Commissioners on matters related to historic landmarks. For details, visit their webpage.

HRB meets the second Thursday evening each month as necessary via the Zoom web meeting platform.  

Application deadline is 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, March 13, 2024. For more information, please contact Darcy Renhard at 503-742-4545 or via email at

Planning Commission

Clackamas County is seeking four volunteers interested in serving on its Planning Commission. To help ensure the Planning Commission represents the entire county, applicants from all geographic areas of the county are encouraged to apply.

The nine-member Planning Commission advises the Board of County Commissioners on land use applications and land use legislation in accordance with the requirements of state law, the County Comprehensive Plan, and the Zoning & Development Ordinance. Members do not need to be land use experts, but should be interested in engaging in discussions on countywide land use issues. For more information, visit their webpage.

Planning Commission members are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners to four-year terms. Three of the terms are full four-year terms that will expire on April 30, 2028. The fourth term is a partial term that expires on April 30, 2025.

The Planning Commission conducts its business through public hearings and work sessions usually scheduled at 6:30 p.m. on second and/or fourth Mondays of each month. Planning Commission meetings are currently taking place virtually via the Zoom online platform, but may be held in person at the Development Services Building in the future.  

Application deadline is 11:59 pm, Wednesday, March 13, 2024. For more information about the Planning Commission, contact Darcy Renhard via email at