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Commissioner Augerot

Commissioner Augerot speaks with U.S. Representative Val Hoyle about homelessness resources in Benton County. February 2023.

Xan (pronounced “Zan”) Augerot is serving her second term as a County Commissioner for Benton County. A lifelong Northwesterner, Augerot has lived in Oregon for more than 20 years. She was elected to the Board of Commissioners in November 2016 and took office in January 2017.

Commissioner Augerot’s life outlook was shaped by being raised in a multicultural household. Many conversations at her family’s dinner table were held in Spanish, Romanian or Russian. Augerot has learned to listen carefully for the core values expressed by people and the shared values that often underlie strikingly different stories. She believes once a common goal and values are communicated, implementation strategies are simpler to negotiate.

Augerot’s portfolio at the County includes health care and public safety; she is also very engaged in housing, climate, equity and water issues. Augerot serves on boards for Benton Community Foundation, Community Services Consortium, Association of Oregon Counties and on the Oregon Youth Development Council. Prior to her public service, Augerot worked as the Executive Director for Marys River Watershed Council and as Vice President of Wild Salmon Center (Portland, Oregon). She has degrees from the University of Washington (economics, marine policy) and Oregon State University (geography). She was the lead author on a first-of-its-kind exploration of the social, cultural, ecological and policy aspects of salmon management, The Atlas of Pacific Salmon.   

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Commissioner Augerot can be reached by email at or phone at 541-766-6800.

Staff from Mahlum Architects, Gerding Builders, Benton County Commissioners, Benton County Health Dept., Benton County Sheriff’s Office, and Corvallis City Councilors break ground on the mental health crisis center in June 2023.

Left: Commissioner Augerot graduates from the Association of Oregon Counties County College in 2017. Middle: Commissioner Augerot welcomes board and advisory committee members to the annual volunteer appreciation celebration in 2019. Right: Commissioner Augerot attends a meeting about the newly funded mental health crisis center in February 2023.

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