Where can I find a list and descriptions of the County's boards and commissions?
How can I volunteer to serve on a board or commission?
When a vacancy comes up on a board or commission, a press release is sent to the newspapers and posted to this web site. The press release announces which board/commission has a vacancy, a short description of the board/commission's function, how to apply and the deadline for applying. Applications will not be accepted unless a vacancy has been announced.
What are the requirements to serve on a board/commission?
Appointees must be registered voters with no delinquent taxes. Interviews and background checks apply to all appointments. Some boards/commissions, such as the Community College Board, the Industrial Development Authority, the Juvenile Detention Commission, ask for specific areas of expertise.
What are some of the functions of the boards/commissions?
Of the nearly 50 volunteer boards/committees/commissions/authorities in the County, the functions vary. For example, the Planning Commission makes recommendations on land use issues such as rezoning, special use permits and the County's Comprehensive Land Use Plan. A description of each board/committee/commission/authority is listed on the Boards, Commissions and Committees page