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CCC Board of Education
Clackamas Community College is governed by a seven-member Board of Education. Members, elected to four-year terms, represent each of the seven zones in the CCC College Service District. The board sets policy for the college.
The board oversees the development of programs and services, the adoption of policies and budget, to meet the needs of the college district. The board generally meets the third Wednesday of the month, except for August, during which the board does not meet. Contact the board administrator at 503-594-3002 or by email if you have a question about specific board meeting dates.
Now accepting applications
CCC is now accepting applications for the position in Zone 3 on the Board of Directors. The applicant must be a registered voter residing within Clackamas Community College Zone 3 boundaries and not an officer or employee of the college. Please check the map of college districts for the Zone 3 boundaries.
The successful candidate will hold the office until June 30, 2023, and will be eligible to run for a two-year term in the May 2023 election.
The deadline for applications is Oct. 1. Candidates will be interviewed the first two weeks in October, and a decision will be made at the Oct. 20 Board of Education meeting.
Board of Education Members
Zone 1 - Milwaukie
Greg Chaimov is an attorney who has lived in Clackamas County for more than 30 years. He is active in the community, serving on the Milwaukie City Council and the board of the North Clackamas Chamber of Commerce, of which he was chair 2011-12. He is the past board president of the Clackamas County Vector Control District and vice chair of the Clackamas County Historic Review Board.
Zone 2 - Happy Valley
Rob Wheeler joined the Board of Education in 2017, representing the Happy Valley area. He has been a financial planner since 1994. He is the former mayor of Happy Valley, member and two-time chair of the North Clackamas County Chamber of Commerce Board, member of the CCC Bond Project Citizen Oversight Committee and member of the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office Blue Ribbon Committee. He also served on the North Clackamas School District Five-year Strategic Planning Committee, the Sunrise Corridor Transportation Citizens Advisory Committee
He has a Bachelor of Science in finance/law from Portland State University. Rob and his wife, Robin, live in Happy Valley and have lived in the county since 1994. Rob believes community college is an affordable steppingstone for higher education and provides occupational training desperately needed by the business community and for career advancement.
Zone 3 - Gladstone
Now accepting applications for this role. See above for details.
Zone 4 - Oregon City and West Linn
Chris Groener attended CCC where his father, Ralph Groener, served on the board in the 1970s. He transferred to Portland State University and was the president of Associated Students. He also served on both the Oregon Student Foundation and the PSU Alumni Board of Directors. He works as a union representative for UFCW Local 555 and has a wide range of legislative experiences and a strong grasp of public policy.
Zone 5 - West Linn and Wilsonville
Aaron Woods has lived in the Wilsonville community for more than 24 years. He has over 30 years of business and IT services experience and started his higher education at a community college. He co-founded the Wilsonville Alliance of Inclusive Community, which promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion through intentional dialogue, information seeking and advocacy. He is a graduate of the Wilsonville Citizens Academy, which prepared him for roles on local-government boards and commissions, as well as area nonprofits. He has served on the Wilsonville Development Review Board and the city’s planning commission. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in business and a Master of Business Administration degree from Marylhurst University.
Zone 6 - East Clackamas
Jane Reid has served on the Board of Education since 2007. She brings decades of community service and advocacy to CCC. Jane has been active in the project to revitalize the Estacada Auditorium through Estacada Together. Her community contributions also include developing The Powerhouse Project, a multi-year project that explores the dams and powerhouses on the Clackamas River through the arts, and spearheading numerous projects and funding efforts for the arts in Estacada and Clackamas County. Jane holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Connecticut. Jane is an advocate for the arts, education and the environment.
Zone 7 - South and Southwest Clackamas
Irene Konev joined the CCC Board of Education in 2017. She has 20 years of outreach experience, having worked at Clackamas Women’s Services and the Portland Independent Police Review. Her volunteer work includes the Clackamas County Equity Diversity and Inclusion Council, the Community of Color Task Force, Russian Old Believer Enhancement Services, the Slavic Advisory Council to the Chief of Portland Police, Human Trafficking Task Force and Metro Equity Strategy Committee. She is currently studying political science at Portland State University. She has lived in Canby for 12 years and is the mother of seven grown children. Irene believes that higher education leads to the generational wealth of families and changes family legacies.