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.
The Orange County Board of Commissioners is currently recruiting for the Orange County Board of Equalization and Review. This board hears appeals from citizens who are protesting assessed property values. The Board of Equalization and Review is charged with ensuring that all taxable property is appraised according to the standards required by the General Statutes of North Carolina.
The Orange County Board of Equalization and Review will meet up to three days per week for approximately three to four hours per meeting for up to three consecutive months (April through June). Members will be paid for all meetings attended.
Interested Orange County residents with knowledge of real estate are encouraged to apply. Other interested residents will also be given consideration. If interested, apply at www.co.orange.nc.us/boards.
Select "Equalization and Review Board" under "Boards and Commissions Listing." For additional information or call Donna Baker (919) 245-2130 or Jeanette Jones (919) 245-2125.
With more than 20 different boards and commissions, volunteers appointed by the Board of County Commissioners have an opportunity to influence the way of life in Orange County.