Board Application

About Clackamas Workforce Partnership

Clackamas Workforce Partnership (CWP) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization and one of Oregon’s nine local workforce development boards. CWP works across the public and private sectors to develop collaborative solutions to critical issues impacting jobseekers, employers, and businesses. CWP invests federal, state, local, and private funds in employment, training, and education services, which are free and available to anyone legally eligible to work in the United States. Services may include job search assistance; career exploration; resume development; interview prep; skills development workshops; and credentialed training/education programs. These services help people develop 21st Century workplace skills and obtain living-wage employment; and provide local employers access to a sustainable pool of highly skilled talent.

CWP partners with educational institutions, state agencies, and community-based organizations to offer these resources through WorkSource Oregon – Clackamas (WSC), a consortium of local service providers working collaboratively under the WorkSource Oregon brand name. As the local workforce board, CWP’s role is to ensure integrated, customer-centered service delivery; expand resources and funding streams; advocate for policy changes that positively impact local jobseekers and employers; and coordinate across sectors and industries to remove barriers to employment; increase access to services; and develop a dynamic local workforce that provides prosperity to all county residents.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility:

CWP recognizes that many people and communities in Clackamas County face barriers to employment and limited access to workforce system resources due to historical, structural, and institutional practices. CWP is committed to implementing community-informed initiatives which help to remove these barriers, increase access to resources, and sustain a local workforce system that is considerate of and responsive to the diverse needs of individuals and communities. CWP recognizes this process takes time, effort, intentionality, and continuous learning, and we are committed to investing the time and resources that it requires. As a member of CWP’s Board of Directors, we ask and expect that you share and support this commitment.

Board of Directors

The CWP Board of Directors is comprised in accordance with its bylaws and the requirements of the Workforce Innovation & Opportunities Act (WIOA). Its members represent private industry, labor, educational institutions, local government, and service providing agencies, creating a collaborative and effective partnership between business and workforce services.

CWP Board members represent their organization’s commitment to the advancing of workforce equity, the creation and provision of quality jobs and living wages in Clackamas County; and a commitment to advancing the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within the local workforce system and the local economy.

CWP Board members are expected to:

  • Share a commitment to the advancement of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.
  • Be knowledgeable about workforce issues and workforce development best practices.
  • Commit to and help advance the Purpose, Mission, Vision, and Values of CWP.
  • Make decisions on behalf of their agency or organization, to the extent they are authorized.
  • Represent the interests of CWP, partner organizations, and the public workforce system.
  • Act as an advocate, champion, and spokesperson for CWP and the local workforce system.
  • Participate in advisory committees or work groups, as able and as needed.
  • Attend all CWP Board meetings (four times a year, online or at a location).
  • Serve a three-year term.


CWP Board Vacancies:

CWP seeks nominations for individuals to fill four vacancies in our private sector appointments. We are seeking, but not limited too, leaders from fields of construction, healthcare, technology, manufacturing, and early education. 

To apply applications must be completed and submitted along with a resume and a letter of recommendation from a business organization or association outside of your place of employment.

CWP Board Application

Candidates are required to submit the following with their CWP Board Application:

  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Resume/CV
  • Signed CWP Code of Conduct / Conflict of Interest Policy (download form HERE)
  • Clackamas County Board of County Commissioners ABC Application (download form HERE)

Should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Amanda Wall at amanda.wall@clackamasworkforce.org or at 503-657-6644.