Application for Benton County Advisory Boards, Commissions and Committees

Due to the policy of maximum citizen involvement, persons shall only serve on one committee at a time, unless the position requires service on another committee concurrently.

Many opportunities exist for Benton County residents interested in volunteering to serve our community by being an active member in Benton County’s advisory boards and committees. Applications are held for one year. Many members’ terms end in June or December, at which time vacancies often occur.  Advertisements appear on the website and in local newspapers for vacant positions in the fall and in the spring. If there are no current vacancies, applications are held for one year.

After submitting this application, an informal fifteen-minute interview is arranged between you and the three commissioners. The commissioners then select the members and confirm their choices at the regular Board of Commissioner public meetings. The full process can take several weeks. All applicants are notified by mail.

Mailing or Business address, if different from above.
Please note: If you are appointed, your contact preference will be added to the roster along with the other members’ contact information. The rosters are available to the public when requested.
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Please give a brief description of the experience, training, or involvement in the community that qualifies you for membership on this advisory committee. If you wish, you may attach a resume or other material describing your qualifications.
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Please list the community concerns that you would like to address if you are appointed to the committee. List them in order of priority, with the most important first.

Historic Resources Commission Supplemental Info

Additional information relevant to Benton County Historic Resources Commission candidates is needed. Answers to the following questions will assist the County Commissioners in evaluating the qualification of applicants.

List each source of income which consists of 10 percent or more of your total household income. (This information is required by state law as part of the ethics disclosure statement).
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In addition to two (2) members from the public-at-large, the Historic Resources Commission By-Laws require six (6) members with expertise in certain areas. Indicate your knowledge, qualifications, or experience in the following areas:

Benton County Planning Commission Supplemental Info

Additional information relevant to Benton County Planning Commission candidates is needed. Answers to the following questions will assist the County Commissioners in evaluating the qualification of applicants.

List each source of income which consists of 10 percent or more of your total household income. (This information is required by state law as part of the ethics disclosure statement).
If you wish to elaborate on any of the above, feel free to attach additional pages.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
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The Board of Commissioners encourages citizen involvement and appreciates your time and effort. If you are not selected for this particular committee and are interested in serving on another committee for Benton County (or if you want to know which committees are currently active), please check with the Board’s office (541-766-6890) periodically for current vacancies. The appointment process may be lengthy; you will be notified of the Board’s decision.

Benton County does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, political affiliation, national origin, handicap, or age in employment or in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services, and activities.

By selecting to electronically sign this application, I indicate my understanding that appointed members to Boards/Commissions/Committees may be required by ORS 244.050 to file a financial Disclosure Statement (Statement of Economic Interest) as part of the appointment process.