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Committees need volunteers

Washington County’s board of commissioners has announced openings on various councils and committees as the New Year begins. The administrative office will solicit applications from individuals for a six-week period. Here are synopses of the openings:

n Behavioral Health Council — 11 vacancies. This council identifies community needs, recommends funding priorities and helps select and evaluate service providers. Staff contact is Dawn Andresen, Health and Human Services, 503-846-4555.

n Developmental Disabilities Council — six vacancies. Staff contact is Mary Lanxon, Developmental Disabilities Supervisor, 503-846-3128.

n Housing Advisory Committee — three vacancies. Representatives from real estate, banking, building, agriculture, employment, public housing and neighborhoods help the Housing Services and Board of Commissioners provide affordable housing in Washington County. Staff contact is Val Valfre, Director of Housing Services, 503-648-4755.

n Metzger Park Advisory Board — two current vacancies for an alternate and a regular position. Oversees the only park in the county supported through a Local Improvement District. Staff contact is Todd Winter, Parks Superintendent 503-359-5732.

n Parks and Recreation Advisory Board — one current vacancy. Advises on maintenance, operations and capital development needs of county parks, including Scoggins Valley Park/Henry Hagg Lake. Staff contact is Todd Winter, Parks Superintendent, 503-359-5732.

n Public Health Advisory Council — three current vacancies for representatives of a CPO, business and faith-based community. Staff contact is Tricia Mortell, Public Health Division Manager, 503-846-4745.

n Solid Waste Advisory Committee — one term expiring March 31. Makes recommendations on solid waste and recycling policy and programs that include safe, economical and efficient collection, storage, transportation and disposal of wastes and solid wastes, and adequate standards of service. Staff contact is Theresa Koppang, Solid Waste Manager, 503-846-3663.

The application deadline is Feb. 3 or open until filled. Applications may be obtained by visiting co.washington.or.us/CAO/BoardsCommissions.

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