New openings on Clackamas County ABC: Aging Services, Community Action, Developmental Disabilities, Enhanced Law Enforcement

From: Dylan Blaylock, Clackamas County Public & Government Affairs, 503-742-5917

Media and Interested Parties

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.

New ABC openings from the past week include:

  • Aging Services Advisory Council: This council has four openings, each of which carries a three-year term. The council advises the county Area Agency on Aging on matters relating to the development and administration of the Area Plan, serving as a catalyst in the improvement and maintenance of existing services for county seniors. More on the council can be found online.

    Members serve on committees that meet monthly, and the entire council meets the second Monday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The application deadline is Thursday, June 2, at 5 p.m. For more information, please contact Valerie Skinner at 503-650-5643.

  • Community Action Board: This board has six openings and many alternate positions, each of which carries a three-year term. The board advises the county Social Services Division Community Action Agency on services for low-income persons. More on the board can be found online.

    Members advocate both locally and at the state level on issues related to low-income persons and households. Individuals representing low-income individuals, the private sector and elected officials are sought. The board meets the first Wednesday of each month from 7:30 to 9 a.m. For more information, please contact Valerie Skinner at 503-650-5643.

  • Developmental Disabilities Council: This council has several opening, each of which carries a three-year term. The council advises the county Developmental Disabilities Director about programs and services for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

    Members advocate both locally and at the state level on issues related to individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities. The council meets the fourth Thursday of each month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The application deadline is Thursday, June 2, at 5 p.m. For more information, please contact Valerie Skinner at 503-650-5643.

  • Enhanced Law Enforcement Service District Budget Committee: This committee has two openings, each of which carries a three-year term. The district's purpose is to increase the level of Sheriff's patrols to meet the increased demand of urban Clackamas County. It serves approximately 85,000 residents in the unincorporated areas of Clackamas County within the Urban Growth Boundary, as well as the city of Johnson City.

    Committee members generally meet during business hours, once a year in May. Applicants must live or own property within the unincorporated area of the county and within the district. The application deadline is Thursday, April 14, at 5 p.m. For more information, or to confirm whether you own property within the District, contact Lori Okami at 503-785-5001 or Lisa VeraCruz at 503-785-5020.

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 or in person at the Public Services Building at 2051 Kaen Road in Oregon City.

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