Boards and Commissions Vacancies - Fall 2013

For Immediate Release Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Sponsored by: Board of Commissioners

Per Board of Commissioners procedures, the County Administrative Office will solicit applications from individuals for a six-week period. Staff will keep the Commissioners apprised of applications received and approaching deadlines.

As specified in the revised Recruitment, Selection and Appointment Process, there will be an opportunity for the Board to discuss appointments at a worksession prior to scheduling any formal action. 

 

Aging and Veteran Services Advisory Council (AVSAC) – 5 current vacancies

Description:  Planning for future services and reviewing current programs are two key roles for these 13 volunteers. Their community ties and personal or professional familiarity with issues facing seniors and veterans make them an invaluable resource for Washington County Disability, Aging & Veterans' Services and the Board of Commissioners. The Council advises the department on policy, programs, and actions affecting the delivery of services and generally serves as an advocate for veterans and the elderly.
Members:  Thirteen: consumers over age 60, Minority, an elected official, Veterans Healthcare Provider, Veterans Provider, General Public, under age 60 veteran and Rural
Term:  3 years
Contact:  Janet Long, Aging & Veteran Services, (503) 846-3081

 

Behavioral Health Council – 4 current vacancies

Description:  The Behavioral Health Council identifies community needs, recommends funding priorities, and helps select and evaluate service providers. The County's emphasis on contracting with community agencies for social services makes the work of this volunteer advisory council critical.
Members:  Fifteen: recipients of service, advocates, professionals in the field, key referral sources, provider representatives, and lay citizens; county residents or have county work interests
Term:  3 years
Contact:  Dawn Andresen, Health & Human Services, (503) 846-4555

 

Cultural Coalition of Washington County (CCWC) – 3 vacancies (3 terms expiring 12/31/13)

Description:  The CCWC Administers distribution of any state funds distributed to Washington County from the Community Cultural Participation Grant Program of the Oregon Cultural Trust. The CCWC distributes funds through a competitive process to Washington County based organizations and artists to address priorities identified in the Washington County Cultural Plan.
Members:  Between nine and fifteen members who reside in Washington County or are members of a business or organization significantly involved in arts, heritage or humanities activities in Washington County.
Term:  3 years
Contact:   Eva Calcagno, Cooperative Libraries Manager, (503) 846-3233

 

Developmental Disabilities Council – 10 vacancies (4 terms expiring 12/31/13; 6 current vacancies)

Description: The Council identifies community needs, recommends funding priorities, and helps select and evaluate service providers. The County's emphasis on contracting with community agencies for social services makes the work of this volunteer advisory council critical.  
Members:  Fifteen members including recipients of service, advocates, professionals in the field, key referral sources, provider representatives, and lay citizens. Members are residents of the county or have work interests in the county.
Term:  3 years
Contact:  Mary Lanxon, Developmental Disabilities Supervisor, (503) 846-3128

 

Fair Board – 3 vacancies (3 terms expiring 12/31/13)

Description: The Fair Board's primary function is to oversee the planning, preparation and production of the County Fair. The Fair Board develops both short and long-term plans for the promotion and production of the County Fair and provides input to the County's Facilities Maintenance Plan of the Fairgrounds.  
Members:  Seven members selected from a variety of interests determined by the Board of Commissioners, including: Agriculture, Livestock, Youth/Education, Exhibitors/Vendors and Urban Agriculture. In lieu of a citizen representative, one member may be from the Board of Commissioners.
Term:  3 years
Contact: Rod Rice, County Administrative Office, (503) 846-8685

 

Fairgrounds Advisory Committee – 3 vacancies (3 terms expiring 12/31/13)

Description: The Fairgrounds Advisory Committee provides input on the priorities and development of the Fairgrounds Master Plan, and other plans including: capital projects, maintenance, non-fair marketing and other strategic initiatives. As advocates, this committee works with local partners and the community at-large to communicate and encourage participation in Fairground developments.
Members:  Nine members who represent the county geographically and in fields of interest or occupation. Two members are ex officio: a member of the Board of Commissioners and the President of the Fair Board (or designee).
Term:  2 years
Contact:  Rod Rice, County Administrative Office, (503) 846-8685

 

Farm Board of Review – 1 current vacancy

Description: The Farm Board of Review is an advisory panel to the County Assessor. The Board meets once each year to inform the Assessor regarding farm land rents and other information pertaining to the valuation of farmland for property taxation as provided by Oregon law.
Members:  Five members with knowledge of agricultural land rents and current farming practices who are residents of the county. Three members are appointed by the Board of Commissioners, and two members are appointed by the County Tax Assessor.
Term:  2 years
Contact:  Steve Harris, Assessment & Taxation Appraisal Division Manager, (503) 846-8826

 

Homeless Plan Advisory Committee – 6 vacancies (5 terms expiring 12/31/13; 1 current vacancy in the Hospital/Healthcare position)

Description: The Committee provides high-level oversight to the implementation of the 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness, encourages collaborative partnership building, provides guidance to the annual work plan, works to create resources and funding, and promotes and sustains the vision and leadership of the 10-Year Plan. The committee also advises the county Homeless Program Coordinator, the Director of Housing Services, the County Administrator, and the Board of County Commissioners.
Members:  Seventeen representatives from areas including: Washington County Commissioner official, a mayor or city councilor, philanthropy, business, Housing Authority of Washington County, a nonprofit housing provider, a nonprofit service provider, Washington County Sheriff's Office, Washington County Community Corrections, state or federal entitlement/mainstream resource programs, a representative from the two major hospitals, a representative from the faith community, 3 citizens at-large and a homeless/formerly homeless consumer.
Term:  3 years
Contact:  Annette Evans, Chair, Housing and Supportive Services Network, (503) 846-4760

 

Metzger Park Advisory Board (MPAB) – 2 current vacancies

Description: Maintains a proud tradition of overseeing the only park in the County supported through a Local Improvement District. The Board plans and helps with park maintenance needs, deals with the administrative issues involved in running an active urban park.
Members: Nine members (seven regular and two alternates) who own property within the Metzger Park Local Improvement District.
Term:  3 years
Contact:  Todd Winter, Parks Manager, (503) 359-5732

 

Northwest Area Commission on Transportation (NW ACT) – 2 term expirations

Description: The Northwest Area Commission on Transportation (NWACT) is an advisory body chartered by the Oregon Transportation Commission. NWACT addresses all aspects of transportation (surface, marine, air, and transportation safety) with primary focus on the state transportation system. NWACT considers regional and local transportation issues in northwest Oregon that affect the state system. NWACT plays a key advisory role in the development of the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), which schedules funded transportation projects. NWACT establishes a public process for area project selection priorities for the STIP. Through that process, they prioritize transportation problems and solutions and recommend projects in their area to be included in the STIP.
Members:  Two Citizen-At-Large members representing western Washington County. Members are non-elected citizens selected from private interests including but not limited to freight, trucking, bicycle, pedestrian, public transportation system, public interest advocacy groups, environmental, land use, local citizens, business, education, minority organizations, public safety providers, non-profit organizations, etc.
Term:  2 years
Contact:  Sia Lindstrom, County Administrative Office, (503) 846-8853

 

Planning Commission – 3 vacancies (2 terms expiring 12/01/13; 1 current vacancy)

Description: The Planning Commission advises the Board of County Commissioners on land use and transportation planning issues. They conduct public hearings, make final decisions on some changes to land use plans, and convey recommendations to the Board or comprehensive plan and community development ordinances.
Members:  Nine members who are residents of the county. Generally, two members are appointed by each Commissioner, and one by the Board Chair as an At-large appointment. No more than two members can be engaged principally in the buying, selling, or development of new estate. No more than two members can be engaged in the same occupation.
Term:  4 years
Contact:  Paul Schaefer, Sr. Planner, Land Use & Transportation, (503) 846-8817

 

Public Safety Coordinating Council – 2 vacancies (2 terms expiring 01/01/14)

Description: Coordinates local criminal justice and juvenile justice policy; recommends usage of state resources for public safety purposes
Members:  Members required by statute, including a State Court Judge, elected public safety and justice officials, other stakeholders from city, county and state agencies, and those members appointed by the Board of Commissioners 
Term:  2 years
Contact:  Rod Rice, County Administrative Office, (503) 846-8685

 

Rural Roads Operations and Maintenance Advisory Committee (RROMAC) – 5 vacancies (5 terms expiring 12/01/13)

Description: RROMAC studies rural road operations and maintenance concerns in Washington County, works with county staff to develop program and funding alternatives and makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners.
Members:  Ten members and two alternates who reside or have business interests in the county; The Board of Commissioners also appoints one of its members to the Committee, although they are not an official member. Members represent different groups that have an interest in rural roads.
Term: 4 years
Contact:  Stacia Sheelar, Land Use & Transportation Operations, (503) 846-7615

 

Urban Road Maintenance District Advisory Committee (URMDAC) – 4 vacancies (3 terms expiring 12/31/13; 1 current vacancy)

Description: URMDAC advises the Board and staff on matters related to road maintenance provided by the Urban Road Maintenance District (URMD). Members review and make recommendations regarding service levels and annual work programs, assist in evaluating the cost effectiveness and efficiency of URMD, and advise on continuation of URMD and/or other long-range funding opportunities for road maintenance.  
Members:  Eight (8) residents of the Urban Road Maintenance District appointed by the Board; Two (2) alternate members are also appointed. This urban roads advisory committee is similar in function to the long-standing Rural Roads Operations and Maintenance Advisory Committee (RROMAC). Eligible candidates must live in urban unincorporated Washington County (areas outside of cities, such as Rock Creek, Cedar Mill, Bethany, Cedar Hills, Raleigh Hills, Garden Home, Metzger, Bull Mountain, Hazeldale, Aloha, and Reedville).
Term:  3 years  
Contact:  Stacia Sheelar, Land Use & Transportation Operations, (503) 846-7615

 

The application deadline is November 12, 2013, or open until filled. Applications may be obtained via this link

Boards, committees and commissions advise the Washington County Board of Commissioners on matters of interest to people who live and work in Washington County. Committees themselves do not pass ordinances to establish policy; their purpose is to study issues and make recommendations. Commission members are volunteers appointed by the County Board of Commissioners. In many cases, members must be residents of Washington County. Serving on an appointed board or commission is a great way for Washington County residents to participate in decisions that affect them and to learn more about how local government works. 

Contact:

Ana Noyola, Sr. Administrative Specialist
(503) 846-2940
Ana_Noyola@co.washington.or.us