County College

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The County College program began in 2006 in partnership with the Oregon State University Extension Service, and for four years, ran every year. Since the 2009 class, it has run every other year in odd years. Designed primarily for new commissioners and high-level staff, the program offers a comprehensive overview of the responsibilities and authorities of a county, and a county commissioner or judge, including legal, government ethics, public meetings and records, parliamentary procedure and much more. The class also covers the primary service areas of community & economic development, finance, human services, infrastructure & public works and public safety, in addition to sessions on leadership and management (risk management, communications, emergency management, personal and courthouse security, etc.). The strong partnership between counties and the Oregon State University Extension Service is also explored.

With a class size of between 20 to 30 members, one of the most valuable benefits is the networking that takes place  and the relationships that are built.

Contact AOC at to inquire about the 2021 session.

DateStart TimeEnd TimeLocationAgenda
January 17-19, 20191:00 p.m.12:00 p.m.CorvallisCounty Government
Higher Education
February 14-16, 20191:00 p.m.12:00 p.m.SalemLegislative Advocacy
County Finance
April 19-20, 20191:00 p.m.12:00 p.m.SalemCommunity and Economic Development
May 17-18, 20191:00 p.m.12:00 p.m.SalemPublic Safety
June 21-22, 20191:00 p.m.12:00 p.m.CorvallisHealth and Human Services
September 19-21, 20191:00 p.m.12:00 p.m.SalemRisk Management
Emergency Management
September 21-23, 2017Local Government Center
1201 Court St NE, Salem
Risk Management, 1 block
Leadership/Management, 3 blocks
June 16-17, 2017Yamhill CountyHuman Services, 2 blocks
May 19-20, 2017Marion CountyCommunity Development, 2 blocks
April 21-22, 2017Wasco CountyPublic Safety, 2 blocks
February 16-18, 2017Local Government Center
1201 Court St NE, Salem
Finance, 2 blocks
Leadership/Management, 1 block
Human Services, 1 block
January 19-21, 2016Oregon State University
2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis
County Government 101, 2 blocks
OSU Extension Partnership, .5 block
Leadership/Management, 1.5 block
September 17-19, 2015Local Government Center
1201 Court St NE, Salem
Session 6 Agenda
June 19-20, 2015Benton County Sunset Building
4077 SW Research Way, Corvallis
Session 5 Agenda
May 15-16, 2015Department of Public Safety Standards & Training
4190 Aumsville Hwy, Salem
Session 4 Agenda
April 17-18, 2015Community Justice Building
616 NE 6th St, McMinnville
Session 3 Agenda
February 12‐14, 2015Local Government Center
1201 Court St NE, Salem
Session 2 Agenda
January 15-17, 2015Oregon State University
2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis
Session 1 Agenda