County seeking applicants for public safety funding task force

County seeking applicants for public safety funding task force
Posted on 10/19/2023

Lane County is seeking applicants for a limited-duration public safety funding task force that will explore possible long-term public safety funding solutions. 

 

“Our public safety system is a critical part of creating a safe and healthy county,” said Lane County Administrator Steve Mokrohisky. “This task force will take on the important work of helping us identify solutions to a longstanding lack of funding for some of the most basic public safety services provided by Lane County, including our Sheriff’s Office, District Attorney, Community Justice and other programs.”

 

The task force will be made up of 9­–11 residents. Each commissioner will appoint one task force member who lives within their district, with the remaining selected by the County Administrator. 

 

Interested applicants should apply online at www.LaneCountyOR.gov/PublicSafetyTF. If an interested resident cannot apply online, assistance is available from the Lane County Public Information Office at 541-682-4526. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. First review will begin on December 1, 2023. 

 

“Volunteer committee members make a tremendous contribution to our community by sharing their time and expertise,” said Mokrohisky. We look forward to working with the members of this task force to focus on solutions to our community safety challenges.”

 

Applicants must:

  • be full-time residents of Lane County.
  • be at least 18 years of age.
  • provide a cover letter addressing their interest in the task force and qualifications to serve.

 

The task force is expected to meet through spring of 2024, although the exact timeline will be determined by the task force members. 

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