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County Arts Alliance seeks citizen volunteers

Clackamas County Commissioners are seeking up to four citizen volunteers interested in serving on the Clackamas County Arts Alliance Advisory Council for terms ranging from two to three years. Those with interest and experience in non-visual arts are particularly invited to apply, although all qualified applicants will be considered.

Advisory council members reflect and represent the diverse population and geography of the county. Members have a strong interest and history of participation in arts and cultural activities and are actively engaged with their own communities. Members monitor local arts and culture issues and are information conduits, offering resources to guide arts alliance policy and program decisions. Experience with community engagement and county issues is desirable. The advisory council meets quarterly from 3 to 5 p.m. on the third Thursday in March, June, September and December. The June and September meetings are hosted in various communities as “listening opportunities.” Council members are expected to rotate service as community hosts and to attend all meetings.

The council serves as the county’s designated arts and culture advocate, advisor and ambassador. Its goal is to keep arts central to life in Clackamas County by supporting and promoting access to all aspects of arts and culture in every county community, developing programs to meet needs countywide. Arts alliance work demonstrates how arts build vibrant downtowns, jobs and cultural tourism, knitting people together in healthy communities. The arts alliance supports local arts organizations, artists in all disciplines, youth at risk, business partners and civic and community leaders with information, resources, training, coaching, public art and capacity-building services. Creative activity is countywide, and the arts alliance is a resource for it all, using arts as a connector to increase skills, help projects succeed and build bridges between people and their communities.

Interested individuals must complete an application form. Applications may be accessed and submitted online at Clackamas.us/miscapp/application.jsp. For a paper application form, contact Clackamas County Public and Government Affairs at 503-742-4353.

Application deadline is April 8. For more information, contact Cheryl Snow at 503-655-0525 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



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