County now accepting applications for the 2016 Citizen Academy

From: Tracy Moreland, Clackamas County Public and Government Affairs, 503-655-8520

 Media and Interested Parties

Clackamas County is now accepting applications from citizens interested in participating in the second Clackamas County Citizen Academy. The Academy is a seven-month long training course designed to educate and engage county residents about Clackamas County government and services. There are 25 openings available and the county will select applicants from a range of geographic areas as well as interests in county programs and services.

The first session will be held Wednesday, April 20 from 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., and monthly until October 2016. Each month the Citizen Academy will feature information from different county departments and include presentations, group discussions, and a tour of a county facility. Additional sessions may be added during the summer months, when larger county departments and agencies are discussed.

Topics will include:

  • Role of County Elected Officials
  • Transportation and Development
  • Water Environment Services
  • Public Safety and Emergency Services
  • Health, Housing and Human Services
  • Economic Development, Parks and Tourism

The application deadline is Feb. 29 and applications can be submitted online at

For a paper application or more information, contact Community Relations Specialist Tracy Moreland at 503-655-8520 or