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

This council has fourteen vacancies each of which carries at three-year term. This council is committed to ensuring that council membership reflects the diversity of Clackamas County residents. The council actively seeks members from all regions of the county, all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations and cultures. The lived experience of council members is valued, including but not limited to experience living with a low income, being housing insecure, transit dependent, socially isolated, living with a disability, and being a caregiver. Members are encouraged to bring their lived experience to the council discussions while considering the best way forward for all Clackamas County seniors.

The council advises county agencies on matters that impact seniors and disabled persons. Council members participate in the evaluation of various aging related programs in the county, including senior centers, caregiving services, health issues, and volunteering opportunities. It meets the third Monday of each month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., except July and August.

The deadline for applications is April 30. For more information, contact Amy Kelsey at or 503-650-5643.

Opens : April 15, 2021
Closes : April 30, 2021
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Audit Committee

This commission will have two public member openings, carrying a two-year term aligned with the fiscal year end (July 1st to June 30th). The nine-member Clackamas County Audit Committee (CCAC) provides review and independent oversight of the County’s financial reporting processes, internal controls, and independent auditors. 

Members of the Clackamas County Audit Committee must have the ability to attend all meetings and review materials, including audited financial statements and reports of Clackamas County and its eight blended component units of government. The CCAC meets quarterly, but the Committee 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, May 6. For more information, contact Christa Bosserman Wolfe, Deputy Finance Director, at 503-742-5409 or

Opens : April 08, 2021
Closes : May 06, 2021
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Budget Committee

This committee has an opening for one position, which carries a three-year term. The committee meets monthly to review and discuss budget-related matters. The committee also holds a series of meetings in May and/or June to review and approve a budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The county operates on a July 1 to June 30 fiscal year. Applicants for the position must be residents of the county. In order to have balance and diversity of membership representation in terms of geographic area, gender, and experience, commissioners seek volunteers from all backgrounds and areas of the county.

The application deadline is June 30, 2020. For more information, please contact Sandra Montoya at

Opens : April 08, 2021
Closes : June 30, 2021
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This board is actively recruiting for four members for a three-year term to serve on our Board of Directors, specifically (but not limited to) individuals representing Manufacturing and/or the Labor/Union fields in Clackamas County

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 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 April 25. For more information, email or 503-657-6644.
Opens : February 25, 2021
Closes : April 25, 2021
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The Council currently has openings for 12 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 April 30. For more information, contact Samantha Hatfield at
Opens : April 01, 2021
Closes : April 30, 2021
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Clackamas County Development Agency is seeking one volunteer member to serve on the ten-member budget committee. Commissioners will appoint one person to a three-year term, to serve with them to set the Development Agency's annual budget. The Development Agency undertakes projects in its urban renewal districts which are located in various areas throughout the County. The districts have been established to help improve and revitalize areas that have deteriorated, are unsafe and/or that show signs of economic or physical conditions that are detrimental to the community as a whole.

Anyone interested in applying for the positions must be a County resident, but cannot live within a city that has an urban renewal district. In Clackamas County, cities with urban renewal districts are Oregon City, Gladstone, Lake Oswego, Wilsonville, Sandy, Canby, Portland and Tualatin.

The Committee generally meets twice a year - once in May and once in June.

The deadline for applications is April 23, 2021. For more information, media may contact David Queener, Clackamas County Development Agency, at 503 742-4322 or

Opens : April 08, 2021
Closes : April 23, 2021
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This council has 13 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 April 30. For more information, please contact Natalie Spilman at NatalieSpi@clackamas.usor 503-742-5924.
Opens : March 25, 2021
Closes : April 30, 2021
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