Benton County, Oregon

Making Benton County a Better Place to Live
Printed on May 06, 2015 @ 12:31 PM

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Why do Counties Matter?

Mapping the Trail

New Commissioner

A Record of Service

Benton County is Sustainability

Economic Development Partnership

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…

Anne Schuster was elected Benton County Commissioner in the November 2014 General Election. Read More…

After 16 years on the job, Benton County Commissioner Linda Modrell is retiring at the close of 2014. Read More…

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 Fair and Rodeo offers family fun
"County Wide/Country Pride" will be the theme of this year's Benton County Fair and Rodeo, which will include appearances by several top musical acts, returning favorites and even more fun for the entire family.
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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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Benton County to begin roundabout construction
West Hills Road will be closed at intersection with SW 53rd St. from May 18 through July 24
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Historic Preservation Month
"Windows on the Past" is the theme of this year's Historic Preservation Month, with events scheduled in Benton County throughout the month of May.
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Equal Opportunity Statement
Benton County is an anti-discrimination workplace.
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New site helps public analyze county budget
When the 2015-17 biennium proposed county budget was released today (April 14), a new online application was launched to provide the public an interactive tool to view the proposed operating and capital budgets.
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Benton County budget
Benton County budget released April 14, kicking off Budget Committee process.
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County seeks residents' voices on committees
The Benton County Board of Commissioners is recruiting volunteers for vacancies on various advisory boards and committees.
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County budget meetings scheduled
Benton County has set its schedule of meetings for discussing the upcoming biennial budget as well as those of the county service districts.
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Benton County third in state public health rankings
County has been top of the state four of the six years rankings have been tallied
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Interactive roundabout exercise
This interactive program allows you to see how roundabouts operate whether a truck driver, automobile driver, pedestrian, bicyclist, etc. It covers most likely scenarios of navigating a roundabout.
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Roundabout FAQs
Do you have questions about how to drive a roundabout intersection? Here are some answers for you.
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Natural Areas and Parks is now on Facebook
Would you like to learn what's happening in the nearly 2,000 acres of forest, prairies and wetlands managed by the Benton County Natural Areas and Parks Department? Benton County Natural Areas and Parks now has a Facebook page, where you can follow events, opportunities, updates and more!
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2015 State of the County
A transcript of this year's State of the County address, by Board of Commissioners Chair Jay Dixon, is available online.
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Pertussis cases identified in Benton County
Benton County Health Department, area school officials and medical providers are working to prevent the spread of Pertussis -- commonly known as "whooping cough" -- as 14 cases were identified among area school children recently.
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Bailey Branch Strategy
Bailey Branch Management Strategy information is available online from Benton County.
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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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