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Help set salaries

Clackamas County Commissioners are seeking citizens knowledgeable in human resources and compensation management to serve on the county's Compensation Board for Elected Officials. There is currently one vacancy available on this three-member board to serve for three years.

Duties of the Compensation Board for Elected Officials include yearly 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 county sheriff, assessor, treasurer, clerk, commissioners and district attorney.

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 the county.

Interested individuals need to complete an application form. Applications may be completed and submitted online via the county's Web site, www.co.clackamas.or.us/citizenin/app.asp.

For a printed application form, contact Clackamas County Citizen Involvement, 503-655-8552, or visit 2051 Kaen Road in Oregon City.

The application deadline is Monday, Feb. 12.

For more information, call Danielle Misché at 503-655-8252.

Law meeting on tap

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Enhanced Law Enforcement District Advisory Board will meet Thursday, Feb. 8, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Public Safety Training Center.

The facility is located in Clackamas. Participants should go to Room 110 located at 12700 S.E. 82nd (corner of Sunnybrook and 82nd Ave).

The agenda will include an introduction of new members, overview of the board's mission, the Citizen's Academy and discussion of goals for 2007.

For more information, contact Kathleen Stewart at 503-655-8218 or e-mail kathleensteco.clackamas.or.us.

The Enhanced Law Enforcement 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 residents in the unincorporated areas of the county.

Water panel seeks 2

The Surface Water Management Agency of Clackamas County is seeking two citizens to fill a vacancy on its budget committee for a three-year term beginning in spring 2007.

The budget committee reviews the SWMACC proposed fiscal year budget and any supplemental budgets, and recommends revisions to the Clackamas Board of County Commissioners if necessary. The typical time commitment is two meetings per year.

SWMACC provides surface water management services in the unincorporated areas of Clackamas County within the Tualatin River Watershed and the city of Rivergrove. Interested citizens who reside within the district's boundaries may apply.

County commissioners appoint members to this committee. Citizens interested in serving on the SWMACC Budget Committee may apply online at the county Web site, www.co.clackamas.or.us/citizenin/app.asp or by requesting an application form from the Office of Citizen Involvement, 503-655-8552 or by visiting the fourth floor of the Clackamas County Public Services Building, 2051 Kaen Road, Oregon City.

Application deadline is March 16.

SWMACC seeks trio

Clackamas County Commissioners are seeking three citizen members who are interested in serving on the Surface Water Management Agency of Clackamas County - Lower Tualatin Basin Citizens' Advisory Committee.

The committee serves in an advisory capacity to the commissioners and to Water Environment Services, a Department of Clackamas County.

SWMACC serves the Lower Tualatin area of the County. Interested residents and representatives of businesses, associations, non-profit groups, and other organizations that are based in SWMACC are encouraged to apply.

Water Environment Services, a department of Clackamas County, provides citizen-supported cost-effective, quality wastewater and surface water services, and facilitates salmon recovery efforts for Clackamas County. Among other areas, WES serves the communities of West Linn and Rivergrove.

Federal and state regulations require Clackamas County to administer comprehensive management programs that improve storm water and surface water quality in urbanized and rural areas. The commissioners and WES work with the Lower Tualatin Citizens' Advisory Committee to develop and implement programs and standards that relate to surface water and storm water management in SWMACC.

Interested individuals need to complete an application form. Applications may be completed and submitted online via the county's Web site, http://www.co.clackamas.or.us/citizenin/app.asp. For an application form contact Citizen Involvement, at 503-655-8552, 2051 Kaen Road, Oregon City.

Application deadline is Friday, Feb. 9.

Help with diversity

Clackamas County Commissioners are seeking five volunteers interested in serving on the Diversity Leadership Council for three-year terms.

The council is representative of Clackamas County and includes a diverse membership of ethnic representation, senior citizens, disabled citizens, youth and others.

Ideal candidates would have expertise in certain matters such as access to hard to reach communities and language proficiency in dominant languages within Clackamas County other than English. This DLC advises the board of commissioners on how best to reach and serve these populations by leveraging the resources of the county to assist agencies to serve the public. This council is a result of the Complete Communities Cultural Diversity Committee.

Interested individuals need to complete an application form by Friday, Feb. 9. Applications may be completed and submitted online via the county's Web site, www.co.clackamas.or.us/citizenin/app.asp.

For a printed application form, contact Clackamas County Citizen Involvement, at 503-655-8552, or 2051 Kaen Road in Oregon City, 97045.

Help with solutions

Clackamas County Commissioners are seeking six citizen volunteers to serve on the advisory board that will guide development of the Community Solutions for Clackamas County Dispute Resolution Center.

The Dispute Resolution Advisory Board assesses community needs and resources, sets priorities for service and reviews the comprehensive plan that guides the future development of the Dispute Resolution Center.

CCDRC is a county agency whose members are committed to empowering Clackamas County residents, families, communities, organizations, businesses, and governments to resolve disputes effectively, peacefully and collaboratively. CCDRC provides conciliation, negotiation, mediation, facilitation and other collaborative problem solving services. The program also provides public education programs in conflict resolution and training and using volunteer mediators.

The group meets quarterly. Interested individuals need to complete an application form. Applications may be completed and submitted online via the county's Web site, http://www.co.clackamas.or.us/citizenin/app.asp. For an application form, contact Citizen Involvement, at 503-655-8552, 2051 Kaen Road, in Oregon City.

Application ceadline is Friday, Feb. 9.

Advocates need 9

Clackamas County Commissioners are seeking nine volunteers to serve on the Disability Advocates Coalition for two-year terms.

The coalition advises the local office of Aging and Disability Services that serves people with disabilities and other state and local agencies. The Disability Advocates Coalition gives advice, educates and advocates on policies, quality of services, the ADA, and other areas important to people with disabilities.

The Disability Advocates Coalition meets at 1:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month in the Public Services Building on 2051 Kaen Road, Oregon City.

Interested individuals need to complete an application form. Applications may be completed and submitted online via the county's Web site, www.co.clackamas.or.us/citizenin/abc.asp.

For an application form, contact Citizen Involvement, 503-655-8552, or the Social Services Division, 503-655-8215, or visit the county public services building at 2051 Kaen Road in Oregon City.

The mailing address is P.O. Box 2950, Oregon City, Ore., 97045.

For more information, call Georgianne Obinger at 503-655-8215.

Application deadline is Friday, Feb. 9.