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County to fill two open seats

on planning commission

Clackamas County is looking for people interested in serving on the county planning commission. Two vacancies need to be filled in the spring.

The nine-member commission made up of volunteer citizens reviews and advises the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) on quasi-judicial and legislative land use issues. Planning commission members are appointed to four-year terms by the BCC. They are chosen on the basis of their expertise, experience and/or education related to land use issues and to represent different geographic locations around the county.

Applications can be completed online at Clackamas.us/miscapp/application.jsp or can be obtained from Pam Girtman in the Public and Government Affairs Department, Public Services Building, 2051 Kaen Rd., Oregon City, 503-742-4353 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All applications must be turned in by 6 p.m. on Monday, March 25.

Schmitz to address

LWV’s Lunch and Learn

Doug Schmitz, former Lake Oswego city manager, will be the guest speaker at the March 1 Lunch and Learn program of the League of Women Voters of Clackamas County. He will speak about his trip to Cuba as part of the group’s world travel program.

Lunch is at 11:30 a.m. at the Olive Garden Restaurant, 6355 SW Meadows Road in Lake Oswego. Cost is $15. All are welcome to attend.

Contact Beryl Dahl at 503-636-5784 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make a reservation.

Apply for eyeglass assistance program

Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation, in partnership with Prevent Blindness America and Vision Service Plan, launched its Lions Eyeglass Assistance Program.

The program works closely with Lions Clubs throughout Oregon and Northern California to help adults who can’t afford eye exams or eyeglasses. The program provides free eye exams and eyeglasses to qualified individuals living in Oregon.

U.S residents 18 and older living at 200 percent or below of the federal poverty level are eligible. Individuals seeking help must call the Lions in Service line at 971-270-0203 and leave a message or they can email their contact information and request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applicants will be notified within 10 business days if they have been approved or denied.

For more information, visit olshf.org.

Eat at YoTown to benefit LO Relay for Life

YoTown Cafe, 15088 Bangy Road in Lake Oswego, will donate 20 percent of the profits it makes tomorrow to the American Cancer Society’s Lake Oswego Relay for Life.

Let your server know you wish to donate when you order.

Swap seeds, plants Saturday

Robinwood Garden will hold its annual seed and plant exchange on Feb. 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The garden is located at 3706 Cedaroak Drive in West Linn.

For more information, call 503-451-9280 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

NCL helps with Operation Homefront

The Lake Oswego chapter of National Charity League joined with three other chapters to serve military families through Operation Homefront recently.

Operation Homefront provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of service members and Wounded Warriors. Assistance is in the form of grants to meet the most basic needs such as rent, utilities and food.

The NCL chapters donated more than $12,000 in rummage sale items, made up 500 toiletry kits and packed small toys to be given out at Operation Homefront’s open house at its new facilities located at 7014 N. 79th Court in Portland.

Apply to be a health council member

The Community Advisory Council for Health Share of Oregon is recruiting additional council members. The council, which advises and makes recommendations to the Health Share Board of Directors on the strategic direction of the organization, consists of community and consumer members from Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties.

The council seeks to fill gaps in representation on the current roster. Priority consideration will be given to applicants who represent one or more of the following:

n Health plan member

n Are racially/ethnically diverse and speak English as a second language

n Are between the ages of 16 and 24

n Reside in Clackamas County

n Hold veteran status

n Utilize developmental disability services

n Identify as LGBTQ

n Provide clinical services to Oregon Health Plan members

For more information, including an application, visit healthshareoregon.org or contact Jacob Figas at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 503-416-1728.



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