ORANGE COUNTY, NC (February 10, 2017) – 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 Orange County Board of Commissioners is currently recruiting for the Board of Equalization and Review.  The board hears appeals from citizens concerning various property tax issues, including valuation and exemption appeals.  The Board of Equalization and Review is charged with ensuring that all taxable property is appraised and assessed according to the standards required by the North Carolina General Statutes.  The appointment is for two years.

Typically, the Board of Equalization and Review meets two to three days per week, for approximately three to four hours per meeting, for up to three consecutive months (April – June).  Additional meetings may occur as needed during the year.  It bears noting that because 2017 is a Revaluation year, the Board may meet more often in 2017 and occasionally meetings will be scheduled with evening hours.  The 2017 Board will convene May 1st and regular meetings may extend past the end of June.  Members will be paid for all meetings attended.

Interested Orange County residents with knowledge of real estate are encouraged to apply.  Other interested citizens will also be given consideration.  To be considered for appointment at the March 21, 2017 Commissioners’ Meeting, applications must be received by March 3, 2017.

If interested, apply 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 additional information call Thom Freeman 919-245-2125.

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