Advisory Boards and Commissions

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

Clackamas Workforce Partnership
This organization has three openings on their board of directors each of which carries a three-year term. This 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. The board’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 February 18. For more information, contact Amanda Amato at or 503-657-6644.
Opens : Nov. 29, 2018
Closes : Feb. 18, 2019

Community Health Council
This council has five vacancies for health center patients, and parents and guardians of patients, from all communities and diverse groups within Clackamas County. Each position carries a three-year term. This council is a group, made up mostly of patients, that helps to govern the County’s community health centers. The council is in greatest need of representation by patients served by Clackamas County Community Health’s primary care or behavioral health clinics.

“It’s essential that we include the voices of our patients as we provide guidance and direction on programs that affect our County’s vital health services,” said Deborah Cockrell, Director of County Health Centers. “To our valued patients, please consider applying to join this important council today!”

The Council and the Board of Commissioners are responsible for oversight of a federally funded grant that provides primary medical, dental and behavioral health services to residents of the County. Council member duties include working closely with staff to review and recommend service priorities for patients, determining program policies and providing fiscal oversight. The council meets monthly from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of the month with the exception of holidays. Childcare and mileage reimbursement provided.

The deadline for applications is Jan. 31. For more information, contact Jeanine Goodwin at 503-742-5926 or
Opens : Jan. 10, 2019
Closes : Jan. 31, 2019

Compensation Board For Elected Officials
This board has one opening which carries a four-year term. The board conducts an annual review of the county’s elected officials’ salaries and recommends a compensation schedule to a budget committee. This board is seeking citizens knowledgeable in human resources and compensation management. Members attend four to five meetings each year from April to May.

The deadline for applications is February 1. For more information contact Heather Pedersen at (503) 742-5484 or
Opens : Jan. 10, 2019
Closes : Feb. 01, 2019

Design Review Committee
This committee has four vacancies, each of which serves a four-year term. The committee reviews commercial, industrial and multi-family developments in unincorporated Clackamas County and provides expert advice to staff on design review matters. We are seeking new members from the fields of finance and/or construction and development, landscape architecture, graphic design, and a member of the general public. Ideal candidates will have a strong design background, be familiar with Clackamas County, and have an understanding of the county’s building permit/approval process.

Committee candidates should have the following skills:

  • The ability to read and interpret site plans, landscaping and grading plans, architectural elevations, and site layout proposals in the context of the County Zoning & Development Ordinance, and
  • Knowledge of building materials.

    The committee meets Tuesday mornings as needed. The application deadline is March 10. For more information, contact Darcy Renhard at 503-742-4545 or

Opens : Dec. 20, 2018
Closes : Mar. 10, 2019

Forest Advisory Board
This board has four openings. The Forestry Advisory 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.

Applicants must be residents of Clackamas County, and be Foresters or persons that have professional forestry experience in the forest industry, forest consulting or governmental employment, or have a professional forestry education, and should have working knowledge of the Oregon Forest Practices Act.

In order to meet advisory board policy requirements for balance and representation, Commissioners are seeking applicants from diverse backgrounds including government, private industry, consulting forestry, forestry education and small woodland management. Meetings are held at 6 p.m. on a quarterly basis in Oregon City. The application deadline is February 7. For more information, contact Christina Dannenbring at 503-742-4663 or
Opens : Jan. 17, 2019
Closes : Feb. 07, 2019

Historic Review Board
This board has five vacancies – two that carry three-year terms, and three that carry four-year terms. The board reviews applications for alterations or additions to historic landmark structures, recommends the designation of new historic structures, and reviews other land use applications involving historic landmarks. The board also provides review and guidance to the Board of County Commissioners on matters related to historic landmarks. 

New members are sought from all areas of the county. One seat requires a contractor with expertise in construction techniques applied to historic structures, and another seat requires a representative from a historic group in the county. Knowledge and/or expertise in historic preservation are encouraged for all members.
Opens : Dec. 20, 2018
Closes : Mar. 10, 2019

Planning Commission
This commission has two vacancies opening up in spring 2019, each of which carries a four-year term. This nine-member commission advises the Board of County Commissioners on land use applications and land use legislation issues in accordance with the requirements of state law, the County Comprehensive Plan, Zoning & Development Ordinance, and County Code. Members do not need to be land use experts, but should be interested in engaging in discussions on countywide land use issues. To help ensure the Planning Commission represents the entire county, we encourage applicants from all areas of the county to apply.

The Planning Commission conducts its business through public hearings and work sessions usually scheduled at 6:30 p.m. on second and/or fourth Mondays of each month in the county’s Development Services Building in Oregon City.

The deadline for applications is March 10. For more information, contact Darcy Renhard at or 503-742-4545.
Opens : Dec. 19, 2018
Closes : Mar. 10, 2019

Traffic Safety Commission
This commission has two openings and is seeking rural citizens 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 programs to reduce traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities throughout the County. 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 February 1. For more information, contact Laura Kitts at 503-742-4697 or
Opens : Jan. 17, 2019
Closes : Feb. 01, 2019