Clatsop County Administrator Scott Derickson invites the public to meet the finalists to lead the county's adult parole and probation programs. An informal open house with the finalists for the Community Corrections director position will be 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Duncan K. Law Seafood Consumer Center, 2021 Marine Drive.

The next day, the finalists will participate in interviews with the county administrator, county department heads and a panel of community leaders and local professional peers. Derickson said he plans to hire the new director in early April.

The director position has been vacant since July, when Danny Jordan left to become the director of community justice for Jackson County. Longtime senior parole and probation officer Cora Lane has been acting director while as the county seeks Jordan's successor.

The director of the Community Corrections Department oversees 10 staff positions and an annul budget of approximately $1.4 million. The agency is responsible for an average caseload of 900 offenders at any given time. The department director also serves with the county sheriff as the local supervisory authority to manage offenders serving sentences of one year or less.