Benton County, Oregon

Making Benton County a Better Place to Live
Printed on Apr 20, 2014 @ 9:14 AM

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Mapping the Trail

Giving Back to the Community

Responding to snow

Why do Counties Matter?

Benton County is Sustainability

Economic Development Partnership

Benton County and its partners recently launched The Right Trail, a mapping website displaying trail systems throughout the county. Read More…

Often, when people volunteer in youth activities it's because they have a child involved. But husband and wife duo Bruce and Barb Ashenbrenner, of Monroe, were volunteering long before their own kids began 4-H, and they've continued long since. Read More…

Benton County emergency personnel and roads crews worked around the clock during two separate snow events in December and February to keep the community safe. Read More…

This video produced by the National Association of Counties does a nice job of displaying what county government does across the country and why it matters to our constituents. Watch the Video…

Benton County Departments work every day to implement sustainability into projects and programs.
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The City of Corvallis-Benton County Economic Development Office has launched a new brand identity and website portal. Read More…

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What's Happening in Benton County

Bailey Branch Management Strategy under development
Benton County is putting together a management strategy to guide uses for the recently acquired Bailey Branch corridor, and public comments are being accepted.
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County honors long-time health care advocate
Betty Johnson, of Corvallis, is the latest recipient of the Sheldon Wagner Public Health Service Award, announced Tuesday night (April 8) at an annual Benton County Health Department event.
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Monroe Health Center serves community's health needs
Free Monroe Health Fair scheduled 5 to 8 p.m on Wednesday, April 30, at Monroe High School.
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County seeks Teen Hosts for annual Fair and Rodeo
Benton County is seeking 20 young people in the seventh through 10th grades to make an impact in this year's Fair and Rodeo.
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County begins Bailey Branch strategy development
Benton County is seeking public input to develop a strategy for the recently acquired Bailey Branch rail line corridor.
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Benton County back on top of health rankings
Benton County has regained its position at the top of the state, again being ranked Oregon's healthiest county in a state-by-state study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to promote public health.
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Meeting minutes, agendas and information
Benton County now is posting meeting packets, agendas and approved minutes, as well as audio recordings from public meetings, online.
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Board of Commissioners' meeting minutes online
The Benton County Board of Commissioners meeting minutes, agendas, meeting packet information and audio recordings are now being posted online at the county's website.
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Top acts to headline Benton County Fair and Rodeo
"Country Scenes and Children's Dreams" will be the theme of this year's Benton County Fair and Rodeo, which will include appearances by American Young, David Nail, The Marshall Tucker Band and even more fun for the entire family.
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Commissioners seek local students' art for display
The Benton County Board of Commissioners is kicking off a student art program to engage students and showcase local talent.
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Decker Road slide narrows traffic to one lane
A short portion of Decker Road in Benton County is down to one lane after a recent landslide.
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Do you need health insurance?
Health Navigators at Community Health Centers of Benton and Linn Counties can help you fill out an application for Cover Oregon. Call us at 541-766-2130.
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Necesita cobertura medica?
Los Navegadores de Salud de los Centros Comunitarios del Salud de los Condados Benton y Linn pueden ayudarle a llenar una solicitud. Llamenos al 541-766-2130.
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Group picnic reservations available for county parks
The Benton County Natural Areas and Parks Department will begin accepting group picnic area reservations at county parks for the 2014 picnic season starting on Thursday, Jan. 2.
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Flood Facts newsletter
The annual edition of Flood Facts is out with useful information geared toward flood scenarios. A print copy is mailed to households in the floodplains of Benton County, but a lot of the information here is good for everyone to know.
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Floodplain Permits

Benton County would like everyone to be aware that a Floodplain Development Permit is required for all development conducted within the Special Flood Hazard Area (also referred to as the 100-year floodplain). This includes flood damage repair and projects that do not require building permits. These permits are free.

Flood Facts

Whether you live in a floodplain or not, you can learn how to prepare your home and family for flooding, as well as find resources for when floods occur. Read more...


An informational video was created by the Minnesota Department of Transportation that discusses the advantages of roundabouts. More information is available from Public Works.

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