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 Clackamas Workforce Partnership (CWP) is actively recruiting for members of our Board of Directors, specifically individuals representing Childcare/Early Learning Industry, Labor, Technology, Manufacturing and Healthcare fields in Clackamas County. CWP currently has 4 positions available in both the private and public sector.

The Clackamas Workforce Partnership (CWP) is a business-led workforce development organization dedicated to taking a leadership role in forging a strong and vital partnership between business and the workforce development community; fostering an accountable, market-driven and world class public workforce system. The Clackamas Workforce Partnership’s board of directors is made up of representatives from business, organized labor, education, economic development, community-based organizations, and local government. CWP’s mission is to address critical workforce, educational, and training challenges, and develop a skilled workforce that meets the needs of business and strengthens the local economy of Clackamas County.

The Clackamas Workforce Partnership Board:
  • Invests federal and state resources to increase business productivity and promote a quality workforce in Clackamas County;
  • Convenes businesses and community stakeholders to increase awareness of and to develop strategies to address local workforce challenges;
  • Directs the implementation of comprehensive strategies for services to youth with special emphasis on the linkage between business and education and the development of academic and workforce readiness skills;
  • Promotes business involvement in the workforce system and assists businesses in meeting their recruitment and employee retention needs;
  • Coordinates workforce activities with economic development and educational organizations in Clackamas County communities;
  • Provides direction, oversight and support to job seekers accessing the public workforce exchange system.
The deadline for applications is November 18. For more information, email or 503-657-6644.
Opens : September 16, 2021
Closes : November 18, 2021
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The Council currently has openings for 10 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 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the third 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 Samantha Hatfield at
Opens : September 30, 2021
Closes : October 31, 2021
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This board is seeking residents knowledgeable in human resources and compensation administration to serve on the County’s Compensation Board for Elected Officials. There is currently one vacancy available on this three member board. Members serve for four years and attend four to five meetings (typically 2 hours each) between late February and early April.

The Compensation Board for Elected Officials is responsible to conduct an annual review of Clackamas County elected officials' salaries and to submit 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 November 23. For more information contact Heather Pedersen at
Opens : October 14, 2021
Closes : November 23, 2021
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This board has two openings to fill vacant seats. This terms of these seats will expire on Dec. 31, 2024. 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 third Wednesday of each month.

The deadline to apply is Oct. 31. For more information, contact the Fair and Event Center office at 503-266-1136 or email Tyler Nizer at or Wanda Conklin at

Opens : October 07, 2021
Closes : October 31, 2021
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This council has 15 openings for advocates and family members, each of which carries a three-year term. The Developmental Disabilities Council is an advisory group that meets four times per year the last Thursday of the month, Jan/April/Aug/Oct from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. to advise Clackamas County’s Developmental Disabilities Director about programs and services for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Members are appointed by the Clackamas County Board of County Commissioners. The group advocates both locally and at the state level on issues related to individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

The deadline for applications is November 30. For more information, please contact Amy Butler or 503-650-5745.
Opens : October 21, 2021
Closes : November 30, 2021
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This council is seeking 10 interested business representatives to volunteer to serve a three-year term on the Economic Development Commission (EDC). The Economic Development Commission (EDC) will advise and make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) on matters pertaining to the support and growth of a balanced, sustainable economy within the county and cities within the County.

The board is committed to balance and diversity of commission membership in the areas of geography, employment, interest, education and experience. Applicants from the business community with demonstrated leadership, commitment or expertise in business and economic development are encouraged to apply.

Application deadline is October 28. For more information contact Corina Copeland at 503-742-4329.

Opens : October 14, 2021
Closes : October 28, 2021
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This council has 8 openings, each of which carries a three-year term. The council advises commissioners and the county Behavioral Health Director on community needs, gaps in services, barriers and priorities related to providing mental health and addictions services (including education, prevention and treatment), review grant proposals or other funding requests for state funds as required by ORS 430.350, and other grant requests as feasible, review and comment on preliminary budget requests to the Board of County Commissioners by the Behavioral Health Division for mental health and addictions services, provide a link to the community at large through advocacy, public information, and education and review, comment and make recommendations regarding the completion and clarity on applications of new service providers.

This council has ten (10) meetings that are scheduled each year on the fourth Tuesday of the month (no meetings in March/December) from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. These meetings are currently being held virtually via Zoom. If and when they go back to in person, the meetings will be held at our Clackamas County Mental Health Crisis Clinic at 11211 SE 82nd Ave, Suite O, Happy Valley, OR 97086. Individuals or parents/guardians of children or teens receiving mental health or substance use services are encouraged to apply. More on MHAC can be found at Mental Health and Addictions Council webpage.

As a council, we are looking for members that are representative of the county’s diverse populations and ideally will represent different ethnicities, religious beliefs, geographic locations, socioeconomic statuses, physical abilities, career experiences, educational backgrounds and/or other diversity and be able to participate consistently.

The application deadline is November 12. For more information, please contact Natalie Spilman at NatalieSpi@clackamas.usor 503-742-5924.
Opens : October 14, 2021
Closes : November 12, 2021
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The county is seeking three volunteers to serve on the County Parks’ Advisory Board (PAB) to represent the unincorporated areas of the county in advising administration and the BCC on matters pertaining to County Parks’ policies, management, development, acquisition, budgets and other significant matters related to park administration. Two members are needed to serve four-year terms. Applicants must be residents of Clackamas County.

The PAB meets the third Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. at the County Parks’ administration office at 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City, or via Zoom virtual platform.

Application deadline is November 18. For more information, contact Christina Dannenbring at
Opens : October 21, 2021
Closes : November 18, 2021
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Clackamas County is recruiting for several positions to serve on the Traffic Safety Commission (TSC). The TSC is seeking residents living in Clackamas County to serve and add their valuable perspective to the discussions. Any interested Clackamas County resident is encouraged to apply.

The primary duty of the 12-member commission is to establish and monitor programs to reduce traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities throughout the County.

The commission has three regular vacancies.

The commission, also, has three seats that are specifically held for young adults, aged 15-22. For students who are looking for great volunteer experiences, this work can count toward volunteer hours tied to graduation requirements. This is a great way to build your resume for college or career.

This commission is one of the most active of it’s kind in the state, and plays an important role in formulating the County's transportation safety program, including:
  • Reviewing traffic safety, education and outreach, and providing guidance to the County Traffic Safety staff
  • Developing and implementing the county’s Transportation Safety Action Plan, and
  • Working on safety education, fielding public concerns, identifying safety projects, conducting community outreach on traffic safety and working with County traffic engineers to implement traffic safety measures on County roadways.
The TSC meets at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month in Oregon City.

The deadline for applications is November 26. For more information, contact Rob Sadowsky at 503-742-4776 or
Opens : October 21, 2021
Closes : November 26, 2021
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This board is seeking one (1) volunteer. Members of the board are appointed for four (4) year terms and serve in an advisory capacity to them while acting as the policy-making body, managers of the business, and financial affairs of the Clackamas County Vector Control District.  The District is responsible for the control of mosquitoes and flies, of which some are disease-carrying vectors in the County.  The Oregon State Health Department and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife approve the District’s annual control plan.

The five-member board meets monthly on the second Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.

The deadline for applications is October 31. For more information, please contact Clackamas County Vector Control District, Theresa Micallef at 503-655-8394, or email

Opens : September 23, 2021
Closes : October 31, 2021
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This commission will have one vacancy, carrying a three-year term.  The twenty one-member commission provides input and makes recommendations on surface water and wastewater issues to Clackamas Water Environment Services (CWES) and the Board of County Commissioners (BCC).  Additionally, the committee:

  • Provides a forum for coordinating, learning, understanding and gathering input on surface water and wastewater plans, policies, rules and regulations, fees, and projects;
  • Reviews, discusses and makes 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
  • Advises on and supports 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.

Ideally, members will have experience and/or background in wastewater management, watershed health and restoration, economic development, and/or surface water.  Members must reside or work within the WES service area.

WES serves the cities of Gladstone, Happy Valley, Johnson City, Milwaukie, Oregon City, West Linn, and the communities of unincorporated Clackamas County.

Committee membership includes:

  • 6 ratepayers from cities within the service area
  • 2 ratepayers from the unincorporated portion of Clackamas County who reside within the service area
  • 6 elected officials
  • 2 environmental representatives
  • 2 members of the development community
  • 2 business owners or managers from service area
  • 1 representative from the City of Milwaukie

The following seat on the committee is open for recruitment with a term that runs from July 15, 2021, through Dec. 31, 2024 (three-year term):

  • 1 member of the development community that works within the WES Service area

Application deadline is October 29.For more information, contact Lauren Haney at or 503-313-4243.

Opens : October 14, 2021
Closes : October 29, 2021
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