Volunteer Advisory Boards and Commissions
One major way citizens can have a positive impact on the future of Orange County is to volunteer to serve on the various County advisory boards and commissions. With over 30 different boards and commissions, volunteers appointed by the Board of County Commissioners have an opportunity to influence the way of life in Orange County.
Reaching the goals of the County Commissioners is made possible in part because of citizen input into programs, services, and general operations.
This is a listing of the County’s permanent, standing advisory boards. These, as well as ad hoc study groups, which are appointed periodically, play an important role in county government. Some of these bodies have been established by state law and their authority is defined in the N.C. General Statutes. Others have been created by the Board of County Commissioners to help them set policies in specific areas of service.