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Dozens of openings up for grabs on Washington County boards, commissions

Applications opens for several county committees.

Want to do your part and serve your community? Washington County has a host of vacancies and expiring terms on many of its boards and commissions, in charge of overseeing everything from the Washington County Fair to addressing homelessness and planning for the county’s growth.

Washington County is currently accepting applications for more than a dozen boards and commissions. Positions are appointed by county commissioners and serve for anywhere from two to four years, depending on the board or commissions.

The groups advise the Washington County commissioners on all matter of county-subjects. The committees don’t pass ordinances themselves, but study issues and make recommendations to county officials.

“Serving on an appointed board or commission is a great way for Washington County residents to participate in decisions that affect them and to learn more about how local government works,” the county said in a statement released this week.

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