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.  Applicants are needed for the Orange County Planning Board.

Currently there are two openings on the Orange County Planning Board, one for a Cedar Grove Township Resident and one for a Hillsborough Township Resident.  The Board of County Commissioners appoints representatives to this board.  

The following link provides a map of Orange County townships.

The Orange County Planning Board studies Orange County and surrounding areas to determine objectives in the development of the County.  It prepares and recommends plans to achieve that development, including the suggesting of policies, ordinances and procedures.  

The Planning Board reviews development applications and makes recommendations to the Board of Commissioners. The Planning Board holds regular monthly meetings and may attend quarterly public hearings with the Board of Commissioners.

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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