Volunteers sought for county advisory panels

Do you have an interest in improving Linn County’s parks? Or increasing health care opportunities for Linn County’s 130,000 residents? Or having a say in how the annual Linn County Fair operates?

There’s a committee or commission responsible for those, and they’re always in need of volunteers. In fact, Linn County has more than two dozen committees and commissions to assist staff members in planning and conducting the county’s operations.

Service periods vary and some committees meet monthly, such as the planning commission, while others may only meet annually, such as the budget committee.

“I think it is important to give as many Linn County citizens the opportunity to serve on the various committees as possible,” Linn County Commissioner Sherrie Sprenger said. “We have folks who have served for decades and I am grateful for their dedication to our county. We are always looking for the next generation of volunteers that will lead our amazing county into the future.”

Openings are available on the Alcohol and Drug Planning Committee, Development Disabilities, Historical Museum Advisory Commission, Law Library Committee, Linn Local Advisory Committee, Mental Health Advisory Board, Noxious Weed Control Advisory Committee, Parks and Recreation Committee and the Transportation Advisory Committee.

Anyone interested in learning more about any or all of the committees and commissions should call the Board of Commissioners office at (541) 967-3825.

Find information about each county committee at https://www.co.linn.or.us/bc/page/boards-commissions-and-committees.

– Alex Paul, Linn County Communications Officer