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  • County offices closed Wednesday, June 19 in observance of the Juneteenth holiday
    All Benton County offices will be closed on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, in observance of the Juneteenth holiday. The Sheriff’s Office will continue with patrols during the closure.
  • Benton County Courthouse and District Attorney office funding agreement finalized
    Design plans for the Benton County Courthouse and District Attorney’s office are one step closer to construction. Benton County and the State of Oregon have agreed on a Master Funding Agreement which solidifies funding sources for the project. And, the County and the property owner have reached an agreement on the purchase of the land for the project.
  • Updated maps under review for Luckiamute River Watershed
    Kings Valley residents recently had their first opportunity to view the proposed updated flood hazard maps for the Luckiamute River Watershed as Benton County hosted an open house May 30 at the Kings Valley Charter School. Residents were able to look over the tentative maps and have questions answered by representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and FEMA, as well as Benton County Floodplain Administrator and Senior Planner Toby Lewis and County Commissioner Pat Malone.
  • June is Pride Month in Benton County
    Benton County values and supports diversity was the message the County declared as the Board of Commissioners officially proclaimed June as Pride Month. A proclamation was signed June 4 during the Commissioner’s scheduled meeting at the Kalapuya Building. Dharma Mirza, President of the Board of Directors for Mid-Willamette Trans Support Network, had the privilege of reading the County’s Pride Month proclamation.
  • Children and Family Mental Health program relocates to expanded facility
    Benton County remains on the forefront of proving services to those with mental health issues, and that includes residents of all ages. The County recently expanded the size of their facility and the services it provides at Benton County Children and Family Mental Health. An open house was held May 31 at the program’s new location at 4185 SW Research Way in Corvallis. The day featured tours, meeting the staff, a resource fair, and family activities and prizes.
  • Safety & Justice Projects
    Development of new Safety and Justice buildings, located one mile north of downtown Corvallis, are underway. Funded through County borrowing and state matching grants, the projects aim to centralize justice services, including a new courthouse, District Attorney’s Office, and Emergency Operations Center to enhance collaboration and efficiency.
  • Residents play key role in Benton County wildfire evacuation drill
    The spring may have been wet, but the long, dry summer wildfire season is right around the corner. As part of an ongoing effort for enhance emergency preparedness, Benton County and the City of Corvallis teamed up May 18 to conduct a wildfire evacuation drill. The drill served as a valuable opportunity for emergency responders and residents to practice wildfire evacuation procedures and test communication systems.
  • Possible traffic and delays at Ballot Dropoff box amidst Wildfire Drill on May 18 
    This weekend, the City of Corvallis and Benton County Emergency Management programs are conducting a Wildfire Evacuation Drill for the County on May 18, utilizing the Kalapuya Building as a Temporary Evacuation Point (TEP). Despite this, the Ballot Box at the Kalapuya Building at 4500 Research Way will remain accessible to the public, however delays may happen. 
  • Benton County Victim Assistance Program Scheduled to Commemorate National Crime Victims’ Rights Week
    The 2024 theme asks all of us—friends, family members, neighbors, colleagues, community leaders, victim service providers, criminal justice practitioners, and health professionals—how we can help crime victims. 
  • Benton County announces Alsea Safe Routes to School crossings project
    Benton County Public Works is pleased to announce funding has been secured with the support of the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) for the Alsea Safe Routes to School Crossings project and is asking for feedback from the community.
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