Expectations of Advisory Board & Commission Members
The Linn County Board of Supervisors has certain expectations of members of its commissions and advisory boards. These guidelines should be considered by individuals before seeking appointment:
As a commission / advisory board member, you have a role in guiding your respective organization in the accomplishment of its purpose, goals and objectives. To accomplish this task, a commission / advisory board should operate with a list of objectives to guide its work each year. This list might be developed at yearly planning sessions. An objective is a brief statement of the results you wish to accomplish by a definite time period. This listing of results gives a sense of direction to the body.
Members shall become familiar with the budget of the respective commission / advisory board under consideration (if applicable) and its relationship to the overall County budget.
Members shall be sensitive to potential conflicts of interest.
Members shall make every attempt to follow the rules of fairness and objectivity in all activities concerning the commission or advisory board.
Members shall adhere to the open meetings law.
Members shall make every effort to attend commission or advisory board meetings (have at least 90% attendance at meetings), be punctual, be considerate of everyone's point of view, and be prepared to take an active role in board / commission or advisory committee activities.
Members shall, if eligible for reappointment, notify the Board of Supervisors of continuing interest to serve.
If it becomes necessary to resign from a commission or advisory board, the member shall notify, in writing, the Board of Supervisors.