Benton County, Oregon

Making Benton County a Better Place to Live

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Economic Development Partnership

Why do Counties Matter?

Mapping the Trail

Responding to snow

Giving Back to the Community

Benton County is Sustainability

The City of Corvallis-Benton County Economic Development Office has launched a new brand identity and website portal. 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 and its partners recently launched The Right Trail, a mapping website displaying trail systems throughout the county. 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…

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 Departments work every day to implement sustainability into projects and programs.
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What's Happening in Benton County

County sets timeline for Corvallis to Albany trail
The Benton County Board of Commissioners recently approved an accelerated timeline that makes the Albany-to-Corvallis multi-use path project connecting the two cities the top priority for recreational transportation development.
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Celebration set for collaborative water project with OSU
Benton County, Oregon State University, Oregon Water Resources Department and other partners have collaborated to build a Green Stormwater Infrastructure Research Facility at the county's Avery Complex and the public is invited to come take a look.
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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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News from Benton County
The Benton County quarterly newsletter was published Sept. 24 in The Gazette-Times and North Albany edition of The Democrat-Herald. Here is an electronic copy!
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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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County seeks campground hosts
Do you love to camp? The Benton County Natural Areas and Parks Department could have an opportunity for you, then! Openings exist for camp hosts at Salmonberry Campground near Alsea.
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Salmonberry Campground open for camping season
Benton County is inviting the public to book spaces for the upcoming camping season at Salmonberry County Campground.
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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...

Roundabouts

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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