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 board is actively recruiting for four positions on our Board of Directors, specifically individuals representing Labor, Technology, Manufacturing and Healthcare 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. CWPís 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 January 29. For more information, email board@clackamasworkforce.org or 503-657-6644.
Opens : October 29, 2020
Closes : January 29, 2021
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This commission has15 vacancies for interested business representatives to volunteer to serve a three-year terms. 

Per the bylaws, 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.   

Clackamas County 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 March 31. For more information contact Corina Copeland at 503-742-4329.


Opens : January 14, 2021
Closes : March 31, 2021
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This board is recruiting for five community members to serve on their seven member board.  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.  

Applicants for the Forest Advisory Board must be citizens 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. 

Application deadline is February 11. For more information contact Christina Dannenbring at 503-349-4674 or at cdannenbring@clackamas.us


Opens : January 14, 2021
Closes : February 11, 2021
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Clackamas County is seeking two volunteers interested in serving on its Historic Review Board (HRB). Knowledge or expertise in historic preservation is encouraged for all open seats.  In particular, the County is seeking an architect with knowledge in historic restoration, and a representative from a historic group in the County. 

Primary duties of the seven-member board are to review applications for alterations or additions to historic landmark structures, to recommend the designation of new historic landmarks, and to review request for demolition or historic landmark designation removal.  The HRB advises the Board of County Commissioners and the Planning Director on matters related to historic landmarks.

HRB members are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners to four-year terms, which will expire on April 30, 2025.

The HRB meets the second Thursday evening of each month, as necessary. Meetings are typically held in the Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City.  However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, these meetings are taking place virtually via the Zoom online platform.  

The deadline for application submittal is midnight on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021. For more information about the Historic Review Board, please contact Darcy Renhard via email at drenhard@clackamas.us.


Opens : December 16, 2020
Closes : February 28, 2021
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Clackamas County is seeking two volunteers interested in serving on its Planning Commission.  To help ensure the Planning Commission represents the entire County, applicants from all geographic areas of the County are encouraged to apply.

The nine-member Planning Commission advises the Board of County Commissioners on land use applications and land use legislation in accordance with the requirements of State law, the County Comprehensive Plan and the Zoning & Development Ordinance. Members do not need to be land use experts, but should be interested in engaging in discussions on countywide land use issues.  

Planning Commission members are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners to four-year terms, which will expire on April 30, 2025.

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.  Meetings are typically held in the Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City.  However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, these meetings are taking place virtually via the Zoom online platform.  

The deadline for application submittal is midnight on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021. For more information about the Planning Commission, contact Darcy Renhard via email at drenhard@clackamas.us.


Opens : December 16, 2020
Closes : February 28, 2021
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Clackamas County Commissioners are seeking interested residents to serve on county Advisory Boards and Commissions (ABCs). These ABCs offer residents the opportunity to become very involved in specific activities and the goals of Clackamas County.

New ABC openings from the past week include:

  • Public Health Advisory Council: This council was recently recognized as an official advisory council to the Board of County Commissioners. The PHAC provides a sounding board and a community voice in the review and revision of public health programs, strategies and goals. The PHAC assures a needed link to community input into implementing the Community Health Improvement Plan/Blueprint for a Healthy Clackamas County and in assuring alignment with standards addressing community partnerships.

The purpose of the council is to advise the Clackamas County Board of County Commissioners on issues related to public health.  PHAC will work to be a forum for discussion of population health issues that impact Clackamas County residents. Some of the functions of the PHAC include:

  • Advise the Clackamas County Board of County Commissioners and Public Health staff in the development of activities, strategies and priorities to achieve community health improvement goals.
  • Review and develop reports, planning documents and publications. Make funding and policy recommendations to assure alignment with public health goals and standards.
  • Link public health programs and services to the broad cross-section of populations throughout the county.
  • Promote public health initiatives and activities. Participate in community education and engagement.
  • Deliberate as an ethics committee. Review and discuss community-based public health ethics issues occurring within the county.
  • Advocate for policy and system changes that improve the health of communities in Clackamas County. Optional activities could include providing oral or written testimony, helping to identify coalitions of support for health policy, and participating in legislative activities.

Proactive recruitment is now underway to solicit 16 members from high priority geographic areas, priority populations, and a variety of industries within the county. Individuals representing priority populations and Individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) are encouraged to apply.

Representation on the Council will be made up of the following

  • (Minimum 1 position) the business community,
  • (Minimum 4 positions: 2 rural, 2 urban) residents/community members: suburban, rural
  • (Minimum 1 position) food/nutrition,
  • (Minimum 1 position) healthcare organization(s),
  • (Minimum 1 position) community based organization(s), CBO
  • (Minimum 1 position) government agency(ies)
  • (Minimum 1 position) schools/education and;
  • (Minimum 1 position) youth/students.

PHAC members will serve 3-year staggered membership terms, for a maximum of two terms or six years.

Application deadline is Feb. 1. For more information, contact Susan Berns-Norman at Susanb@clackamas.us or 503-936-2415.


Opens : December 21, 2020
Closes : February 01, 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 Districtís annual control plan. The five-member board meets monthly on the second Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. 

The deadline for applications is February 10. For more information, please contact Clackamas County Vector Control District, Theresa Micallef at 503-655-8394, or email tmicallef@clackamas.us


Opens : January 14, 2021
Closes : February 10, 2021
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