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Advisory Boards, Commissions, and Committees

There are 26 advisory boards, commissions, and committees that serve Benton County. Members of committees are unpaid volunteers who donate their time to community activities. Committees have set terms and members may serve up to two consecutive terms.

Interested in serving?

Complete the application form below, or for more information about advisory boards, commissions, committees, or the application process, contact Teresa Larson at 541-766-6890 or by email.

View our current vacancies.

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.

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.

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

    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.


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

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