District Advisory Board
The District Advisory Board (DAB) is an appointed board with nine members serving 4-year terms. Six of the DAB’s nine members are citizen volunteers recruited through advertisement, whereas three members are appointed designees from District partner organizations. NCPRD partners with two cities through Cooperative Intergovernmental Agreements: the City of Milwaukie and the City of Happy Valley. The third appointed designee is appointed by the Milwaukie Center’s Community Advisory Board.
The DAB makes recommendations to the District’s governing board, the Board of Clackamas County Commissioners, on the design, planning and development of parks and the provision of recreational programs in the district. Board members are important in representing citizens’ voices in NCPRD decisions and policies.
District Advisory Board Meetings On Hold
On April 11, 2017 the Board of County Commissioners, acting as the Governing Board of North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District (Board), postponed the monthly meetings of the District Advisory Board until further notice. This is because the make-up of this citizen advisory board is determined by the District’s Cooperative Intergovernmental Agreements with partner organizations. The future of one such partnership, however, has recently been brought into question.
Over the last few years, the City of Happy Valley has been considering funding and managing its own parks program. With the future of parks and recreation services in the City of Happy Valley uncertain, the Board of County Commissioners decided to step in and temporarily assume the role of the District Advisory Board in addition to their current role as the District’s Board of Directors. Subsequently on June 6, 2017, the Happy Valley City Council voted to withdraw from NCPRD effective December 31, 2017.
Until such time that DAB meetings resume, the Board will hold monthly public meetings within the District beginning July 20, with the agenda being dedicated solely to NCPRD business. Citizens are invited to attend these public meetings.
If you’d like to be added to NCPRD’s Public Meeting Notice Distribution List, please send an email to Caroline Patton at CPatton@ncprd.com.