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County has vacancies on variety of boards

The Washington County Administrative Office is soliciting applications from individuals to fill positions on various county boards. The application period will remain open until May 14, or until the positions are filled. Applications may be obtained by visiting the county’s “Boards and Commissions” website.

The following is the list of positions with current openings:

n North Bethany County Service District Budget Committee: Four vacancies. Description: Reviews the proposed budget developed for the North Bethany County Service District in unincorporated Washington County. Members must live within the district.

Contact: Mary Gruss, Chief Finance Officer, 503-846-8811.

n Northwest Area Commission on Transportation: One vacancy.

Description: The Northwest Area Commission on Transportation (NWACT) is an advisory body chartered by the Oregon Transportation Commission. NWACT addresses all aspects of transportation (surface, marine, air and transportation safety) with primary focus on the state transportation system.

Contact: Sia Lindstrom, County Administrative Office, 503-846-8853.

n Rural Roads Operations and Maintenance Advisory Committee: One vacancy.

Description: RROMAC studies rural road operations and maintenance concerns in Washington County, works with county staff to develop program and funding alternatives and makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners.

Contact: Stacia Sheelar, Land Use & Transportation Operations, 503-846-7615.

n Civil Service Commission: Three vacancies.

Description: This commission is responsible for ensuring the proper administration of the Civil Service Act, which includes the areas of classification allocation, testing, appointment, and protection of employee rights. Members must be registered voters within the county.

Contact: Brandi Johnston, Human Resources, 503-846-3741.

n Aging and Veteran Services Advisory Council: Two vacancies.

Description: The council advises the department on policy, programs, and actions affecting the delivery of services and generally serves as an advocate for veterans and the elderly.

Contact: Janet Long, Aging & Veteran Services, 503-846-3081.

n Board of Property Tax Appeals: Five vacancies.

Description: The Board of Property Tax Appeals considers taxpayer petitions challenging assessed value determined by the county assessor. Members must be residents of the county and not be employees of the county or any taxing district within the county.

Contact: Joe Nelson, Assessment & Taxation Records/Cartography, 503-846-3947.

n Budget Committee: Two vacancies.

Description: Reviews the proposed county budget submitted by the budget officer each fiscal year.

Contact: Mary Gruss, Chief Finance Officer, 503-846-8811.

n Enhanced Sheriff’s Patrol District and Urban Roads Maintenance District Budget Committees: One vacancy.

Description: Review the proposed budget developed for the Enhanced Sheriff’s Patrol District and Urban Roads Maintenance District in urban unincorporated Washington County. Members must live in the ESPD and URMD.

Contact: Mary Gruss, Chief Finance Officer, 503-846-8811.

n Farm Board of Review: One vacancy.

Description: The Farm Board of Review is an advisory panel to the county assessor. The board meets once each year to inform the assessor regarding farm land rents and other information pertaining to the valuation of farmland for property taxation. Members must be residents of the county.

Contact: Steve Harris, Assessment & Taxation Appraisal Division Manager, 503-846-8826.

n Metzger Park Advisory Board: Four vacancies.

Description: The board plans and helps with park maintenance needs and deals with administrative issues involved in running an active urban park. Members must own property within the Metzger Park Local Improvement District.

Contact: Todd Winter, Parks Manager, 503-359-5732.

n Parks and Recreation Advisory Board: Three vacancies.

Description: Provides advice on the maintenance, operations, and capital development needs of county parks, including Scoggins Valley Park/ Henry Hagg Lake. Members must be residents of the county.

Contact: Todd Winter, Parks Manager, 503-359-5732.

n West Slope Community Library Advisory Board: One vacancy.

Description: Advises on library policy in matters of hiring, budget, materials selection and hours of service and assists with fundraising and volunteer program. Members must be registered users of the West Slope Library.

Contact: Eva Calcagno, Library Services Manager, 503-846-3233.

Boards, committees and commissions advise the Washington Board of Commissioners on matters of interest to people who live and work in Washington County. Committees themselves do not pass ordinances to establish policy; their purpose is to study issues and make recommendations. Commission members are volunteers appointed by the Board of Commissioners.

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