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Earl Fisher
Columbia County Commissioner
AOC President 2014

For more than one hundred years the Association of Oregon Counties has worked tirelessly to strengthen and improve county government in Oregon. AOC works in conjunction with our state and federal partners to insure that Oregonians receive the services they need and deserve. This website will provide you with details about all of our counties and the services AOC provides to you and our counties. Feel free to contact the AOC office in Salem for more information on county services and any questions you might have. Thank you for your interest in AOC and county government in Oregon.




COUNTIES AS CONVENERS: Inspiring leaders, building good policy
June 8- 10, Hood River
The AOC Spring Conference is just around corner and it’s packed full of useful stuff. Many people bemoan the lack of elected officials who possess true leadership skills and the ability to get things done. AOC President Earl Fisher wants to change that. The Association of Oregon Counties has found success in the role of convener, but will this approach work for you in your county? Join us in Hood River June 8 – 10 for a full program.
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Policy Manager Recruitment - The Association of Oregon Counties (AOC) seeks an experienced legislative advocate to join its dynamic policy management team. The position requires knowledge of legislative process, exceptional verbal and written communication skills, and demonstrated success as an advocate. 

Experience with human services (public health, mental health, seniors, children and families), local government and related stakeholders is strongly desired. Salary commensurate with experience, range $60,000 to $85,000; includes generous benefits package. For a full job description, see Here. To apply, go to Here, download and complete the application form, and submit a completed application form, a letter of interest, and a resume to Mckenzie Farrell at mfarrell@aocweb.org by 5:00pm., Friday, April 25, 2014. 

Oregon County Structures  -  There are three forms of county government in Oregon.  Home Rule Counties.  General Law Counties. County Courts.  This chart shows the structure of Oregon's 36 counties.  It also shows which counties have non-partisan boards and courts.  If you'd like more information about county government, please contact the AOC office at 503-585-8351 and ask for the Communications Manager.

Public Safety Summit Report - The full report on the Public Safety Summit held in Curry County January 23-25 is now available.  You are encouraged to not only read it, but share it with your colleagues and friends.  

Contact a County Commissioner or Judge.  Click Here for the names and email addresses of the 120 County Commissioners and Judges of Oregon. 

O&C Legislation Visualized.  The United States House of Representatives has passed legislation (HR 1526) that deals with federal land management including the O&C in Oregon.  U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio along with U.S. Reps. Greg Walden and Kurt Schrader are prime sponsors of the legislation.  Rep. DeFazio's office has produced a video explaining what the legislation does and why it is so important to Oregon.  Please take a few minutes and watch.  

Oregon Counties - Providing Vital Public Services Since 1843. Click Here AOC has produced a 15 minute video about county government in Oregon. If you want a DVD of your own to show in your county, contact Eric or Laura at the AOC office. (It looks great on a big screen!) 



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