Advisory Boards and Commissions

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The Aging Services Advisory Council advises the Clackamas County Area Agency on Aging for all matters relating to the development and administration of the Area Plan and advises the Area Agency on Aging on plan operations; reviews all requests for funding, seeks client feedback of services funded under the Area Plan and seeks the opinions and advice from the general public on services needed and how to improve existing services; and to be a catalyst in the improvement and maintenance of existing service and in the generation of needed services for Clackamas County seniors.
Meeting: 2nd Monday,(except July and August), 9:30 a.m. to noon, Development Services Building, Room 115, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City
Liaison: Valerie Skinner 503-650-5643
Department: Health, Housing and Human Services
To support, develop and promote access to arts and culture in all our communities through information, resources, leadership Clackamas County's creative artists contribute to our collective strength, vitality and community health; Arts and culture opportunities are essential and fundamental to the quality of life of every community in the County; The arts are crucial to a complete education for all children, and integrating arts into our schools transforms learning, strengthens communities and increases academic success; The unique cultural heritage and history of Clackamas County must be preserved and celebrated; The synergy that takes place when organizations and individuals share resources leads to a thriving arts and culture environment.
Meeting: 2nd Thursday of March, June, September and December, different cultural sites around the county.
Liaison: Suzi Anderson 503-655-0525
Department: Clackamas County Arts Alliance

Audit Committee

The Clackamas County Audit Committee was formed in 2008, consistent with best practices recommended by the Government Finance Officers Association. The Committee meets several times a year, with the independent auditors, to assist in planning and reviewing results of the audits; as well as recommending a course of action to staff and/or the Board of County Commissioners. The Committee also provides review and independent oversight of the County’s financial reporting processes, internal controls, and independent auditors.
Meeting: TBA,Public Services Building, Room 451, 2051 Kaen Road, Oregon City
Liaison: Haley Fish 503-742-5425
Department: Finance

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To hear petitions for reduction of the real market or assessed value of property and to hear petitions for late filing of real or personal property returns.
Meeting: 1st Monday, February, March and April, time TBD, County Clerk’s Office, 1710 Red Soils Court, Suite 100, Oregon City
Liaison: Michael Newgard 503-655-8662
Department: County Clerk

Budget Committee

To review and approve the County's annual budget.
Meeting: Meetings in May and June, time TBD, Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City
Liaison: Jennifer Chambers 503-742-5405
Department: Finance

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To recommend fiscal year and supplemental budgets to the Board of County Commissioners.
Meeting: 2 meetings in May and June, Development Services Building, Room 115, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City
Liaison: Wendi Coryell 503-742-4657
Department: Department of Transportation and Development
To advise the Board of County Commissioners on the administration and implementation of the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act programs and initiatives within Clackamas County. The Act funds adult, youth and dislocated worker training programs.
Meeting: 3rd Thursday in January, April, June and October, 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Clackamas Education Service District, 13455 SE 97th Ave., Clackamas
Liaison: Amanda Wall 503-657-6644
Department: Business and Community Services
The Committee for Community Involvement (CCI) is a process oriented committee which advises and assists the Board of County Commissioners with the development, implementation and evaluation of a program, resources and opportunities that promote and enhance citizen involvement in land use planning and the decision making process.
Meeting: 3rd Tuesday, 6 p.m., Public Services Building, 2051 Kaen Road, Oregon City
Liaison: Katie Wilson 503-655-8552
Department: Public and Government Affairs
The Community Action Board advises the Clackamas County Social Services Division Community Action Agency programs on services for people with low incomes. Members are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. The group advocates both locally and at the state level on issues related to people in low income households.
Meeting: 1st Wednesday (September through June), 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., Development Services Building, Room 401, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City
Liaison: Valerie Skinner 503-650-5643
Department: Health, Housing and Human Services
To develop policy, advocate for and govern the operation of the Federally Qualified Health Center programs of the Clackamas Health Centers Division. The board focuses on the promotion of health for individuals, the community and at-risk populations such as Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers.
Meeting: 4th Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Public Services Building, Room 374, 2051 Kaen Road
Liaison: Jeanine Goodwin 503-742-5926
Department: Health, Housing and Human Services

Community Road Fund Advisory Committee

The Community Road Fund Advisory Committee works with transportation staff to develop criteria to analyze potential capital congestion relief projects to be funded through the Community Road Fund; applies that criteria to high priority congestion relief projects in the County’s Transportation System Plan (TSP) and to any additional top priority congestion relief projects that result from community feedback; recommends the order in which capital projects should be constructed; provides recommendations on the order in which local road paving and safety projects should be constructed, and reviews the project list annually and reports progress to the Board of Commissioners.
Meeting: As often as once a month during the first year; up to once a quarter in subsequent years.
Liaison: David Queener 503-742-4322
Department: Transportation and Development

Compensation Board For Elected Officials

To perform yearly review of Clackamas County elected officials' salaries and submit the recommended compensation schedule to the Budget Committee.
Meeting: May 2, 2:30 p.m., Public Services Building, Room 311, 2051 Kaen Road, Oregon City

Liaison: Heather Pedersen 503-742-5484
Department: Department of Human Resources
The Fair Board is responsible for overseeing the management of the fairgrounds, annual county fair and interim events.
Meeting: 2nd Thursday, 4 p.m., Horning Hall, County Fairgrounds, 694 NE 4th St., Canby
Liaison: Laurie Bothwell 503-263-9208
Department: Business and Community Services

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To advise land use planning staff, when requested by the Planning Director, on design decisions for new industrial, commercial, institutional, and multifamily development.
Meeting: Tuesdays as needed, 8 a.m., Development Services Building, Room 115, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City
Liaison: Darcy Renhard 503-742-4545
Department: Transportation & Development
To review, conduct hearings and recommend a proposed fiscal year budget.
Meeting: Meetings in May and June, time TBD, Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City
Liaison: David Queener 503-742-4322
Department: Department of Transportation and Development

Developmental Disabilities Council

To advise the Social Services Division Director and Developmental Disabilities Program Manager in planning and reviewing programs and recommending policy for Developmental Disabilities program areas. To recommend program goals and objectives to the Division Director, Program Manager and the Board of County Commissioners.
Meeting: 3rd Monday (except June, July and August), Room 288, Public Services Building, 2051 Kaen Road, Oregon City
Liaison: Valerie Skinner 503-650-5643
Department: Health, Housing and Human Services

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To advise and make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on matters pertaining to the support and growth of a balanced sustainable economy within the county and the cities.
Meeting: 4th Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Room TBD, Oregon City
Liaison: Catherine Grubowski-Johnson 503-742-4303
Department: Business and Community Services
To advise the Board of County Commissioners and the Community Health Division on matters relating to the ambulance service plan and pre-hospital emergency medical services.
Meeting: 4th Tuesday in January, April, July and October, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Development Services Building, 2051 Kaen Road, Oregon City
Liaison: Philip Mason-Joyner 503-742-5956
Department: Health, Housing and Human Services

Enhanced Law Enforcement District Budget Committee

To increase the level of the sheriff's patrols to meet the increased demands of urban Clackamas County; to serve approximately 85,000 residents in the unincorporated areas of Clackamas County within the Urban Growth Boundary, as well as in the cities of Johnson City and Damascus.
Meeting: Annually in May/June, time TBD, Public Safety Training Center, 12700 SE 82nd Ave., Clackamas
Liaison: Lori Okami 503-785-5001
Department: Sheriff

Enhanced Law Enforcement Service District Citizen Advisory Committee

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.
Meeting: 3rd Thursday in January, March, May, July, September and November, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Brooks Building, 9101 SE Sunnybrook Blvd., Clackamas
Liaison: Lori Okami 503-785-5001
Department: Sheriff

Extension & 4-H Service District Budget Committee

To review all 4-H Service District Budget requests and make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners.
Meeting: Meetings in April and May, time TBD, Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City
Liaison: Mike Bondi 503-655-8631
Department: Oregon State University - Extension Services

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This board actively participates in providing technical guidance to the Forest Management program staff in forest management and harvest activities, timber land sales and purchases, and stand improvement activities, along with review of public input related to proposed activities.
Meeting: Meetings are on a quarterly basis, Development Services Building,150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City
Liaison: Christina Dannenbring 503-742-4663
Department: Business and Community Services

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To advise the County on protection of historic buildings, sites and corridors; to review applications for alterations, demolition, conditional use and zoning of potential historic properties/landmarks for compliance with the criteria listed in the Zoning and Development Ordinance; to review applications for new construction within a historic district or corridor or on a property where a historic landmark is located. The board forwards all recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners for decisions on designations and advises the Board of County Commissioners on protection of historic buildings, sites and corridors.
Meeting: 2nd Thursday, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Development Services Building, Room 118, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City
Liaison: Darcy Renhard 503-742-4545
Department: Department of Transportation and Development

Hospital Facility Authority of Clackamas County Board

This board is the governing body of HFACC, which is a Hospital Facility Authority authorized pursuant to ORS 441. The HFACC board is authorized to review and decide, among other duties, the appropriateness of issuing revenue bonds as a conduit financing for construction and expansion of hospital facilities and other health-services and elderly care facilities. The board hears requests from operators of such facilities and decides whether to allow access through the Authority to bond financing for which the interest is tax exempt to bond purchasers. Duties include reviewing and understanding complex bond financing options, for which a measure of general or professional knowledge of revenue bonds, health care services, and/or long-term care facilities will be required. Additional duties include evaluating the appropriateness and cost of the financings, the ability of the requesting operator of such facilities to pay off the requested debt, and the options for the structure and terms of the bond issues. Meetings of the HFACC will be held at least quarterly and more often as the requests for consideration are received.
Meeting: Quarterly, Public Services Building, Room 255, 2nd Floor, 2051 Kaen Road, Oregon City
Liaison: Marc Gonzales 503-742-5405
Department: Finance

Housing Advisory Board

Advises the Board of County Commissioners on a range of topics related to supporting affordable housing in Clackamas County.
Meeting: TBD, Public Services Building, 2051 Kaen Road, Oregon City
Liaison: Stephen McMurtrey 503-650-3414
Department: Health, Housing and Human Services

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The Leaders for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Council is to act as a liaison to the Board of County Commissioners on matters including sounding board on the impact of policies and practices to diverse citizens, develop leadership from diverse communities to increase participation in County functions, establish a list of diverse citizens for committee vacancies, make available access to information and to help service providers on outreach efforts to diverse citizens.
Meeting: 4th Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Development Services Building, Room 301 or 304, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City
Liaison: Maria Magallon 503-650-5693
Department: Health, Housing and Human Services
To advise the Board of County Commissioners and help determine the policies that guide and direct the County Library; to assure citizen involvement in the delivery of high-quality library services and activities.
Meeting: 3rd Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., Oak Lodge Branch Library, 16201 SE Mcloughlin Blvd., Oak Grove
Liaison: Laura Zentner 503-742-4351
Department: Business and Community Services
The purpose of the Library District of Clackamas County Budget Committee is to receive the budget message and budget document, provide the opportunity for and hear public comment, and approve the budget for the Library District of Clackamas County.
Meeting: May, time TBD, Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City
Liaison: Greg Williams 503-742-4399
Department: Business and Community Services
According to the Library District and Library City Intergovernmental Agreement, the Library District Board shall organize and appoint a Library District Advisory committee consisting of one nominee from each Library City. The Library District Board shall appoint the individual nominated by the Library City governing body to fill the service area's representative seat. The Library District Advisory committee shall be responsible for meeting at least annually to consider: (i) the evaluation reports of participating libraries as submitted, (ii) any proposed changes to this Agreement pursuant to the amendment process, and (iii) any impact of the annexation or withdrawal of territory from the District.
Meeting: Annually, 4th Monday TBD, 7 p.m., Development Services Building, Room 119, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City
Liaison: Greg Williams 503-723-4889
Department: Business and Community Services
To develop plans for state and local dollars for adult and juvenile offenders. Plans are recommended to the Board of County Commissioners for approval.
Meeting: October 1, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., Development Services Building, Room 401, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City
Liaison: Korene Mather 503-650-5683
Department: Health, Housing and Human Services

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To advise the Board of County Commissioners and the Behavioral Health Division Director on community needs, gaps in services, barriers and priorities related to providing mental health and addictions services in the County.
Meeting: 4th Tuesday (except March and December), 4:30 p.m., Public Services Building, 2051 Kaen Road, Oregon City
Liaison: Natalie Spilman 503-742-5924
Department: Health, Housing and Human Services

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To make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners regarding the North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District's budget. Reviews the North Clackamas Parks and Recreation's budget for park-related programs and locations.
Meeting: May, time TBD, Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City
Liaison: Elizabeth Gomez 503-742-4352
Department: Business and Community Services
To advise the County Commissioners on the design, planning, development and operation of parks in the district area; meets with the Board of County Commissioners twice yearly and publishes an annual report presented in August.
Meeting: 2nd Wednesday, time TBD, location TBD
Liaison: Laura Zentner 503-742-4351
Department: Business and Community Services
To be the primary policy advisor regarding the activities and operations of the Milwaukie Center and the needs of older adults and people with disabilities in the North Clackamas area.
Meeting: 2nd Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Milwaukie Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Drive, Milwaukie
Liaison: Marty Hanley 503-794-8058
Department: Business and Community Services

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To advise the Board of County Commissioners on all matters pertaining to County Park policy, management, development, acquisition and disposition of park property.
Meeting: 3rd Tuesday, 6:00 p.m., Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City
Liaison: Christina Dannenbring 503-742-4663
Department: Business and Community Services
To review and advise on applicable portions of the County's Comprehensive Plan, Capital Improvement Plan and other forums to provide for the developement of a coordinated system of adequate, safe and convenient walkways and bikeways throughout Clackamas County.
Meeting: 1st Tuesday of every other month, 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Road, Room 301, Oregon City
Liaison: Scott Hoelscher 503-742-4533
Department: Department of Transporation and Development
The Planning Commission is appointed by the Board for purposes of reviewing and advising the Board on matters pertaining to land use.
Meeting: 2nd and 4th Monday, 6:30 p.m., Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City
Liaison: Darcy Renhard 503-742-4545
Department: Department of Transportation and Development

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To review the County's overall solid waste management plan for unincorporated areas and garbage collection rates.
Meeting: TBD, Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City
Liaison: Rick Winterhalter 503-742-4466
Department: Department of Transportation and Development

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To review all timber sales proposed by the Forest Program, receives public input concerning the sales and makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners.
Meeting: As needed, time TBD, Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City
Liaison: Chris Dannenbring 503-742-4663
Department: Business and Community Services
To oversee and promote tourism for Clackamas County; to develop, adopt and implement subject to the Board of County Commission's approval, a Tourism Development and Promotion Master Plan, which addresses tourism promotion, tourism development, conventions, visitor information services, special events and festivals.
Meeting: 2nd Tuesday, 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City
Liaison: Janice Nilson 503-655-8490
Department: Tourism and Cultural Affairs
To promote traffic safety county wide and help develop, review and recommend policies, programs and projects addressing traffic safety. Examples include conducting DUII education at local area schools, supporting a Safe Communities program, reviewing and recommending projects and priorities of safety improvements and other safety expenditures as well as participation in area safety fairs to promote traffic safety.
Meeting: 1st Wednesday, 7 p.m., Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City
Liaison: Joe Marek 503-742-4705
Department: Department of Transportation and Development

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To eradicate public health vectors within the district and control mosquitos and flies within the district boundaries.
Meeting: 2nd Tuesday, 2:30 p.m., 1102 Abernethy Road, Oregon City
Liaison: Theresa Micallef 503-655-8394
Department: Clackamas County Vector Control District
The Clackamas County Veterans Advisory Council advises the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners and the Department of Health, Housing and Human Services on all matters relating to the provision of services to veterans, their families and dependents, ensuring that the needs of veterans, their families and dependents are recognized and addressed in a timely manner. Veterans Advisory Council also makes recommendations regarding current issues affecting veterans, their families and dependents.
Meeting: 4th Thursday, every other month, starting in February, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Development Services Building, Rooms 119 & 120, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City
Liaison: Valerie Skinner 503-650-5643
Department: Social Services

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The committee provides input and makes recommendations on surface water and wastewater issues to WES and the Board of County Commissioners. The WES service area includes the cities of Gladstone, Happy Valley, Johnson City, Milwaukie, Oregon City, West Linn, plus the communities of unincorporated Clackamas County.
  • Provide a forum for coordinating, learning, understanding and gathering input on surface water and wastewater plans, policies, rules and regulations, fees, and projects;
  • Review, discuss and make recommendations on proposed operational and multi-zone capital improvements to the region's surface water and wastewater treatment systems, master plans, investment strategies and capital projects; and
  • Advise on and support implementation of educational and public engagement strategies on issues relating to wastewater services, bio-solids management, surface water management, watershed health, erosion control and other related topics.
Committee members are meant to be representative of the WES service area's diverse community and economic development needs, businesses and industry sectors, river health affiliates, and broad customer base. Members should have experience and or background in wastewater management, watershed health and restoration, economic development, and surface water. Members must reside or work within the WES service area.
Meeting: Quarterly
Liaison: Lauren Haney 503-742-4591
Department: Water Environment Services

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