Advisory Boards and Commissions Recruitments

How to apply

If you're interested in any of these opportunities, you can apply now online or request a paper form by calling 503-655-8751 or in person at the Public Services Building at 2051 Kaen Road in Oregon City.

Current Recruitments

The Council currently has openings for 14 additional members. The Council oversees operations, budgets, and quality measures at the Health Centers clinics throughout the county. Per federal requirements, the Council must be composed of a majority of patient members, therefore current patients (or their guardians) will be given priority to join the Council to maintain compliance. The Council conducts business through public meetings that are held from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm on the fourth Wednesday of each month in the County’s Development Services Building in Oregon City.

Note: Due to COVID-19, meetings are held in a virtual format until further notice.

Council members are not required to have expertise in healthcare, but should be interested in improving the quality of care and patient experience in the Health Centers. Council members should be comfortable working with a diverse group of people and willing to reach consensus on various topics and make recommendations to Health Centers Leadership and the Board of County Commissioners. Individuals who represent all geographic areas and demographics are highly valued by the Council.

The deadline for applications is October 31. For more information, contact Ryan Spiker at 503-722-6731 or
Opens : October 08, 2020
Closes : October 31, 2020
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Compensation Board For Elected Officials

This board has one vacancy which carries a four-year term for a residents knowledgeable in human resources and compensation management. Members of this three-person board attend four to five meetings (typically 2 hours each) in March and April.

Duties of the Compensation Board for Elected Officials include annual review of Clackamas County elected officials' salaries and submission of a recommended compensation schedule to the county’s Budget Committee. Subject salaries include those of the County Sheriff, Assessor, Treasurer, Clerk, Commissioners, District Attorney and Justice of the Peace.

In order to have balance and diversity of membership in the areas of geography, gender, interest and experience, Commissioners are looking for members from all backgrounds and areas of Clackamas County.

The deadline for applications is October 29. For more information contact Heather Pedersen at
Opens : October 08, 2020
Closes : October 29, 2020
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This board has two openings, each of which carries a 3-year term. Members serve in an advisory capacity to the Board of County Commissioners while acting as the policy-making body of the Clackamas County Fairgrounds and Event Center.

The County Fair Board has the exclusive management of the grounds and all other property owned, leased, used, or controlled by the county and devoted to the use of the County Fair. The Board is entrusted and charged with the entire business management and financial responsibilities of the Clackamas County Fairgrounds and the Event Center. In order that the fairgrounds and buildings are utilized to the fullest extent, the Board at all times has the authority to provide facilities for public and private events throughout the year. The County Fair Board meets at the second Thursday of each month.

The deadline to apply is November 5. For more information, contact the Fair and Event Center office at 503-266-1136.
Opens : October 22, 2020
Closes : November 05, 2020
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Enhanced Law Enforcement Service District Citizen Advisory Committee

The eleven member advisory board represents the various geographic and demographic interests of the district. It assists the Sheriff with identifying public expectations for the District, recommending service priorities, and supporting the Sheriff’s Office outreach functions. There are seven vacancies. The board meets every 2 months.

The District was approved by voters in the November 1994 general election and became effective July 1, 1995. Its purpose is to increase the level of sheriff’s patrols to meet the increased demand of urban Clackamas County. It serves the residents in unincorporated Clackamas County within the Urban Growth Boundary (as it existed in 1995), as well as the city of Johnson City.

Interested individuals must live within the unincorporated area of Clackamas County and within the Enhanced Law Enforcement District. To find out if you live within the District, please call Sarah Comstock at 503-785-5020.

Application deadline is Nov. 6. For more information, contact Sarah Comstock at
Opens : October 08, 2020
Closes : November 07, 2020
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Housing Advisory Board

The Housing Advisory Board advises the Board of Commissioners and Housing Authority Board on housing development, policy matters, housing issues, and programs and services for low- and moderate-income residents of Clackamas County.

In addition to these duties, the HAB will provide analysis and feedback regarding proposed Metro Affordable Housing Bond projects. This board is seeking new members with expertise in affordable housing and housing policy matters. Prior experience with housing and service on an advisory board will be prioritized.

Members with qualification in one or more of the areas below are encouraged to apply:
  • Member drawn from a culturally specific or minority group within Clackamas County.
  • Member from a culturally specific service provider serving Clackamas County.
  • Member drawn from the elderly community.
  • Member involved in real estate management and/or development.
  • Member with expertise in affordable housing.
  • Member drawn from the design and planning professions.
  • Member drawn from the construction general contracting profession
  • Member drawn from the legal profession.
  • Member representing rural communities.
  • Member drawn from the construction general contracting profession with emphasis on those contractors that have affordable housing construction experience.
  • Member drawn from the legal profession with affordable housing experience.
Once the recruitment period has ended, a meeting schedule will be created based on final selection and availability of the selected members. The board will meet at least once a month for a two hour period. Prospective candidates are encouraged to consider the required time commitment prior to applying.

The deadline for applications is Nov. 9.

Contact: Bayley Knutson, Director Development & Finance Administrative Specialist
Phone: 503-936-1926

Opens : October 08, 2020
Closes : November 09, 2020
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The Office of County Internal Audit is seeking to fill three vacancies each carrying a two-year term. The Internal Audit Oversight Committee (IAOC) is established under the authority provided in County Code Chapter 2.15: County Internal Auditor. The IAOC is comprised of seven members – the Board of County Commissioners Chair, the Board of County Commissioners Vice-Chair, the County Counsel, the County Administrator, and three members of the community. The membership represents a base of expertise in some of or all the following areas: local government; equity, diversity and inclusion; risk; information security; process improvement; fraud; and finance.

The IAOC ensures the Office of County Internal Audit is independent and promotes the effectiveness and integrity of the office. Through oversight of the Office of County Internal Audit activities, the IAOC seeks to enhance and protect Clackamas County’s organizational value by promoting risk-based and objective assurance, advice, and insight. It is the IAOC’s vision that internal audit assurance and consulting services enhance Clackamas County citizens’, employees’, and departments’ confidence that the public’s interests are protected and encourage engagement with an accountable, high performing, and transparent local government.

The purpose of the IAOC is to assist the Clackamas County Board of County Commissioners, County Administrator, and county departments in the oversight of the County’s system of internal controls, efficient and effective use of public resources, financial and operational reporting, information security, and compliance with laws, regulations, policies and ethics.

The IAOC guides the activities of the Office of County Internal Audit and is a forum for all internal audit and external review issues affecting the county, including monitoring and disposition of those issues. The IAOC supports the Office of County Internal Audit in its efforts to bring a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluating and improving the efficacy of governance, risk management, and control processes.

Application deadline is December 31. For more information, contact Jodi Cochran at or 971-352-1644.
Opens : October 08, 2020
Closes : December 31, 2020
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OSU Extension & 4-H Service District Budget Committee

This committee is seeking two resident(s) to serve on a budget committee with a two year term for the Clackamas County Extension and 4-H Service District. The district was formed by voters in 2008 to provide annual property tax funding for local Oregon State University Extension and 4-H programs in Clackamas County.

The budget committee meets in February, March, April and May in preparation for a public hearing for the Extension and 4-H Service District to be held in early June with the County Board of Commissioners. Proposed budget documents will be ready for review by April, 2021. Any resident residing within the district boundaries (all of Clackamas County except Johnson City) is invited to submit an application to serve on the Extension and 4-H Service District budget committee.

The application deadline is Nov. 11. For more information, contact Leah Sundquist, OSU Extension Regional Administrator, at 503-655-8631.
Opens : October 22, 2020
Closes : November 11, 2020
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