Benton County, Oregon

Making Benton County a Better Place to Live
Printed on Nov 21, 2014 @ 5:27 PM

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Giving Back to the Community

Mapping the Trail

Benton County is Sustainability

Responding to snow

Why do Counties Matter?

Economic Development Partnership

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

Benton County Departments work every day to implement sustainability into projects and programs.
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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…

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

Election Results
Tuesday, Nov. 4, is Election Day! The Benton County Elections Division is posting the latest unofficial results for Benton County as the counting continues. The first unofficial tally will be available after 8 p.m. on Nov. 4.
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Beazell is closed
Winter weather damage prompts closure of popular Benton County location
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Bailey Branch Strategy
Bailey Branch Management Strategy information is available online from Benton County.
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Flu season is upon us
Vaccination is best way to protect against illness
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County honors local physician for stewardship
Dr. Clifford Hall and wife Gay Hall purchased 80 acres of land just north of Kings Valley Charter School intending to create a nature preserve for future generations.
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County maintaining roads, preparing for winter weather
Benton County Public Works crews are out fulfilling maintenance plans on county roads while simultaneously preparing for the coming winter.
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County releases natural hazard progress report
A report outlining Benton County's progress regarding natural hazard mitigation and response is available for public review.
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Jail tours
Those who want to see the situation at the Benton County jail for themselves will have their chance, starting this weekend, with some community jail tours hosted by the Sheriff's Office.
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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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