Marion County Commissioners Seek Volunteers To Serve On Advisory Committees.

Marion County is seeking volunteers to serve on committees to advise the County and County Commissioners on a number of issues. Current opportunities are listed below.

Intellectual Developmental Disability Advisory Committee:

This committee provides advocacy and leadership for Marion County IDD policy and planning. This committee is currently recruiting for seven open positions: Four (4) individuals receiving or family members of individuals receiving IDD services; two (2) IDD service providers; and one (1) IDD advocate.

Members are appointed to four-year terms. IDDAC meets monthly, on the second Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in Salem. For more information, contact Health and Human Services at (503) 588-5288.

Local Alcohol and Drug Planning Committee :

This eleven-member committee makes recommendations to the Marion County Health Advisory Board and the Board of Commissioners on matters related to alcoholism, alcohol and drug abuse, and drug addiction. The committee addresses education, treatment, prevention, rehabilitation, law enforcement, criminal justice and law reform.  Members are appointed to two-year terms.

The committee meets monthly, except for July and August, on the fourth Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in NE Salem. For more information, contact Health and Human Services, Community and Provider Services at(503) 576-4574.

Marion County Solid Waste Management Advisory Council:

Marion County’s Solid Waste Management Advisory Council is seeking new members. Positions are available for a public health representative and lay persons. Among the issues the advisory council works on are waste reduction, protection of the environment, increasing public education concerning waste issues, and improving operations of solid waste management facilities. The 16-member council meets once a month to develop, review and recommend plans that support an integrated, financially sound waste management system which protects public health and the environment.

Meetings are generally held on the fourth Tuesday of each month.  For more information, contact Marion County Public Works – Environmental Services at (503) 588-5169.