Community Boards and Commissions

We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with our application system. If you do not receive an email confirming that we have received your application within 1 business day of submission please contact Tricia Kennedy at or 503-846-6288. Thank you for your patience as we work to resolve this issue.


Serving on an appointed board, committee or commission is a great way to participate in decisions that affect you and to learn more about how your local government works. The County's boards and commissions play a variety of important roles in advising the Board of Commissioners on service priorities, how to distribute available resources, and how to improve our collaboration with other parts of the community. Some (for instance the Civil Service Commission and the Board of Property Tax Appeals) actually have a quasi-judicial authority to review decisions by the County government.

Boards and Commissions Process.

If you prefer to submit an application in person, contact us at: County Administrative Office, (503) 846-8685.

Note: Applications are considered for openings for a one year period only.

View Washington County Boards and Commissions and apply online

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