County to Host Online Listening Sessions about COVID Impact on Business, Sheltering Options

Starting next week, Clackamas County Commissioners will host digital listening sessions with the public. Any resident or interested party is invited to join these digital sessions, which will be held via Zoom.

Earlier this week, Clackamas County utilized the Zoom platform to hold its Policy Sessions and Business Meeting, which are being archived to YouTube.

The point of these listening sessions is for commissioners to hear directly from residents and stakeholders about community concerns involving the ongoing pandemic’s effect on a given topic.

Commissioners will primarily listen to the public give opinions, relay personal experiences, and state their hopes/worries about the pandemic’s short-term and long-term effects.

Session #1

Date/Time: Tuesday, March 31, 2-3 p.m.

Topic: Local Business & Economic Development: What are the public’s concerns in facing a possible economic downturn as a result of the pandemic? How is the public adapting to business closures and/or accessing federal and state recovery funds?

Commissioners: Paul Savas, Martha Schrader

Web link:; Zoom join code: 739 071 618

Phone only: Any of: 346-248-7799; 408-638-0968; 669-900-6833; Webinar ID: 739 071 618

Session #2

Date/Time: Thursday, April 2, 2-3 p.m.

Topic: Sheltering: In order to Stay Safe, Stay Healthy as a community, every person must have reliable, safe sheltering during this trying time. What are people worried about during this challenging time with shelter involving themselves, family, friends, or vulnerable populations?

Commissioners: Sonya Fischer, Ken Humberston

Web link:; Zoom join code: 719 915 133

Phone only: Any of: 346-248-7799; 408-638-0968; 669-900-6833; Webinar ID: 719 915 133

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