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Citizens wanted to serve on County committees

Stearns County is looking to fill various board and committee vacancies that serve a variety of county departments. All committee positions can be applied for online.

The County has openings on numerous boards, such as the Planning Commission, Board of Adjustment, Dairy Advisory Committee, Great River Regional Library Board, Public Health Task Force, Park Commission, Stearns County HRA, Social Services Task Force, Extension Committee, and Board of Adjustment for example.

Serving on one of these committees is a great opportunity for citizens to give their input on issues of importance to them and to the County.

Residents can apply for the positions through the County’s online application system.
Stearns County put the application process entirely online, in hopes of reaching more people through a website that has 50,000 different people visiting it each month, and in an effort to save money on recruitment advertising. This method should also be easier for candidates who can enter their application information online, submit it through the website, and simply update and re-submit the application year after year if they wish to re-apply.

Application deadline is
Dec. 4, 2012, to be considered for an appointment that begins in January 2013.

 For more information about each of the committees, meeting dates and times, contact information or to apply online, go to the Stearns County website at

Citizens can also sign-up to receive a free email and be notified whenever there’s a board or committee vacancy.