ORANGE COUNTY, NC (March 24, 2016) – One major way citizens can have a positive impact on the future of Orange County is to volunteer to serve on the various advisory boards and commissions.   

The Board of Commissioners recently created a Bond Education Committee. There are vacancies for four (4) At Large Orange County residents.  There will be additional members from housing non-profit organizations, schools and the county for a total of 14 members on the committee. 

The charge for the Bond Education Committee is as follows:

  • Become familiar with the purpose of each of the bond orders.
  • Become familiar with the projects expected to be addressed with bond funds.
  • Understand the community needs that led the Board of Commissioners to adopt each of the bond orders.
  • Assist in developing appropriate informational materials that will address the bond orders.
  • Assist in designing and implementing a campaign to distribute relevant factual information about the bonds to Orange County residents in the most effective and efficient manner possible, using multiple media and information outlets.
  • Assist in designing and implementing a process for information meetings with civic groups, non-profit agencies, neighborhood associations, and other interested parties in the community.
  • Ensure that equal access to information is provided to all individuals and groups.

Please apply no later than April 15th.

If interested, apply online at

Orange County strives for diversity on volunteer advisory boards.  Minorities are encouraged to apply.  Applicants must reside in Orange County.  Volunteers appointed by the Board of County Commissioners have an opportunity to influence the way of life in Orange County.

For questions regarding the Bond Education Committee or for additional information, call Thom Freeman 919-245-2125 or email

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