Candidates sought for County Commissioner vacancy

From: Tim Heider, Clackamas County Public and Government Affairs, 503-742-5911

Media and Interested Parties

Clackamas County is seeking applications to fill the vacancy for County Commissioner, Position 5 following Commissioner Jim Bernard's election in November to Commission Chair.

The Position 5 seat has a term of two more years, running through December 2018.

Candidates must meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a resident of Clackamas County for the previous 12 months
  • Be registered to vote in Clackamas County
  • Be age 18 or older

To learn more about the vacancy and information about how to apply, click on the county's Employee Services webpage and select the "Full-time and Part-Time" button.

The application period will close at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 3. Commissioners have indicated that finalists for the seat will be interviewed at a public meeting before formalizing the appointment.

Applications submitted for the vacancy are subject to public disclosure under Oregon law. Anyone with questions about the appointment process or potential applicants without internet access can contact James Callahan at Clackamas County's Department of Employee Services at 503-742-5493.

For more information, media or the public may contact Clackamas County Public Affairs Manager Tim Heider at 503-742-5911.