VOLUNTEER FOR POLICY, PROGRAMS, AND BUDGETSVolunteers who serve on Special District boards throughout the county provide direction for policy, programs, and budgets. They make decisions that affect many of us in our daily lives. Unfortunately, there are rarely enough volunteers to fill all the open positions.
Special Districts are a form of local government created by a local community to meet a specific need. Special districts in Clatsop County include schools, Clatsop Care and Union health districts, rural fire protection, and others. Countywide special districts are the Port of Astoria, Sunset Empire Transportation, and Clatsop Community College.
You can volunteer to serve by running for office in the Special District elections on May 16. Information about local positions and filing is on the Clatsop County website. The County Clerk's office at 503-325-8605 has details. Filing deadline for the May election is March 16.
Our communities need you. If you don't run, who will?