Clackamas County residents invited to apply to serve on Community Road Fund Advisory Committee

Clackamas County residents, property owners and business people are invited to apply to fill open positions on the county’s Community Road Fund Advisory Committee (CRFAC). The 15-member committee is based in the Department of Transportation and Development, and serves in an advisory capacity to the department and to the Board of County Commissioners.

The CRFAC was established in 2019 to prioritize congestion relief projects needed in unincorporated Clackamas County to be funded through the Community Road Fund — the revenue from the countywide vehicle registration fee that became effective in January 2020.

The county is looking for applicants from throughout unincorporated Clackamas County, including both rural and urban areas, to apply to fill the following five positions on the CRFAC:

  • Four positions to serve through June 30, 2023
  • One position to serve through June 30, 2022

In its first year the Committee met seven times to develop and apply criteria to high priority congestion-relief projects to recommend to the Board of County Commissioners which ones should be funded first with the new vehicle registration fee revenue.  The Committee also reviewed funding priorities for safety improvements and local maintenance projects, also funded through the new Community Road Fund.

Moving forward, the Committee will meet two to three times a year, as determined by committee members, to:

  • Review the criteria used to identify priority projects and the status of projects approved for construction
  • Update project lists over time as projects are completed and as there are changes in project schedules
  • Report the status of the Community Road Fund and projects funded by the Community Road Fund to the Board of County Commissioners

People may apply online or with a paper form that can be obtained from the Public & Government Affairs Department by calling 503-655-8751. The deadline for applications is Sept. 15, 2020.  

For more information, contact Ellen Rogalin at ellenrog@clackamas.us.

Bill Merchant, Vice Chair of The Hamlet of Beavercreek, is Chair of the CRFAC.

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