New openings on ABCs: Tri-City Service Budget, Surface Water Budget, RiverHealth, Enhanced Law, Solid Waste, Audit

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:

The district provides wholesale wastewater treatment services to the cities of Oregon City, West Linn, and Gladstone. The committee reviews the proposed TCSD budget and any supplemental budgets, takes public comments, then recommends revisions to the Board of County Commissioners (BCC). Committee members typically meet two times per year between May and June. The application deadline is Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, at 5 p.m. For more information, contact Kimberly Wollenburg at 503-742-4605.

The agency provides surface water management services in the unincorporated areas of the county within the Tualatin River Watershed and Rivergrove. The committee reviews the proposed SWMACC budget and any supplemental budgets, takes public comments, then recommends revisions to the BCC. Committee members typically meet two times per year between May and June. The application deadline is Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, at 5 p.m. For more information, contact Kimberly Wollenburg at 503-742-4605.

CCSD #1 provides wastewater and surface water management services to the cities of Happy Valley, Milwaukie and areas of unincorporated north Clackamas County. CCSD #1 also provides wastewater services to the communities of Boring and the Mount Hood Corridor. The application deadline is Thursday, Dec. 1. For more information, contact Kimberly Wollenburg at 503-742-4605.

The application deadline is Thursday, Nov. 3 at 5 p.m. For more information, please contact Senior Sustainability Analyst Rick Winterhalter at 503-742-4466.

Members must have the ability to attend all meetings and review materials, including audited financial statements and reports of the county and its eleven component units of government. The committee meets at least twice annually, but may call additional meetings at its discretion. Applicants from the local community with knowledge of governmental or not-for-profit auditing, accounting, and financial reporting are encouraged to apply. The deadline for applications is Thursday, Nov. 3, at 5 p.m. For more information, please contact Assistant Finance Director Christa Bosserman-Wolfe at 503-742-5407.

  • Tri-City Service District Budget Committee: This committee has two openings for citizen members, each of which carries a one-year term. One member is needed from Gladstone, another from Oregon City. More on the district can be found online.
  • Surface Water Management Agency (SWMACC) Budget Committee: This committee has four openings, each of which carries a three-year term. More on the agency can be found online.
  • RiverHealth Advisory Board: This board has two openings, each of which carries a two-year term. The board reviews and provides comments to Water Environment Services staff on programs to improve water quality within Clackamas County Service District No. 1 (CCSD #1) and review and provide comments on goals, objectives and programs regarding sanitary sewer service.
  • Enhanced Law Enforcement Service District Advisory Committee: This committee has four openings, each of which carries a three-year term. The district 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. The committee provides the Clackamas County Sheriff with advice concerning service levels within the district, identifies public expectations, recommends service priorities, and supports outreach functions.

    Members of the committee represent the various geographic and demographic interests of the district. The committee meets approximately every two months. Interested individuals must live or own property within the district. The deadline for applications is Thursday, Oct. 27, at 5 p.m. For more information, please contact Lori Okami at 503-785-5001, or Lisa VeraCruz at 503-785-5020.

  • Solid Waste Commission: This commission has two openings, each of which carries a four-year term. Members make recommendations to the BCC after reviewing rate changes, monitoring franchise agreements, and reviewing changes in legislation affecting solid waste management and recycling.
  • Audit Committee: This committee has one public member opening which carries a two-year term (aligned with the fiscal year end). The committee provides review and independent oversight of the county's financial reporting processes, internal controls, and independent auditors.

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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