OREGON CITY - Voters in the college district on Tuesday approved
a Clackamas Community College bond measure that will provide funds
to update and expand college classrooms and labs and modernize
equipment to meet current industry standards.
"We are grateful to our community for the support," said Greg
Chaimov, chairman of the CCC Board of Education. "Passage of the
bond ensures students in our district will have enhanced
opportunities to train for in-demand, living-wage jobs and to
pursue transfer degrees."
The $90 million bond measure was structured so it would not
increase the tax burden on residents in the district. Passage of
the bond ensures the college has the matching funds required to
receive $16 million in state funds designated by the
The state matching funds will support two projects in the bond -
an industrial technical learning center and a workforce development
facility. In addition, the college intends to raise an additional
$5 million to leverage bond funds.
The bond measure was developed after a two-year community
engagement process, Imagine Clackamas. Through Imagine Clackamas,
the college asked community members, business owners, staff and
students what they wanted from the college. The bond projects
address the needs identified by the community during the Imagine
Clackamas process and other surveys and public forums.
Clackamas Community College has 27 buildings on three campuses
in Oregon City, the Harmony Community Campus in North Clackamas and
the Wilsonville Training Center. These projects would allow
students to complete a two-year degree at any of the three
CCC provides career technical programs, college transfer degrees
and basic skills education, along with workforce and business
services, job training and community education classes. The college
serves more than 30,000 students per year.
"I appreciate the support in our community for CCC and the work
we do to prepare people for a lifetime of greater opportunity,"
said President Joanne Truesdell. "This bond measure will protect
the community's investment and open the way for new, progressive
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