The Board of County Commissioners appoints members to a number of boards and committees which advise and assist governing County programs. Serving on an appointed board or committee is a great way to participate in decisions that affect you and to learn more about how local government works.

Volunteer boards and committees play a variety of important roles and are designed to encourage citizen participation in government, provide representation of different interests and viewpoints, and to take advantage of specialized skills, expertise and experience among persons generally employed in areas other than government.

These various boards also advise the County Commissioners on service priorities, how to distribute available resources, and how to improve collaboration with the communities within the County.


Number of Vacancies: One (1) Regular

Terms: This vacancy is to fill the remaining term of a commissioner who has resigned. The appointment will start immediately and will expire 12/31/21.

By statute, commissioners must be citizens of Carbon County for not less than five years immediately preceding the date of appointment, and shall hold no County office and may not be an employee of Carbon County. Not more than two members shall be affiliated with or members of the same political party. Because the remaining two commissioners are members of the Republican party, applicants may not be members of or affiliated with the Republican party.

The commission is charged by statute with creating and maintaining a classified merit service list from which subordinate peace officers are hired and vacancies are filled. The commission also participates in the promotion, transfer, demotion, suspension and removal of peace officers in accordance with the provisions of the merit commission act, and formulates and administers testing and other regulations in furtherance of the act.

If you are interested in serving Carbon County and would like to be considered for appointment to fill this vacancy, please complete and submit the application form that is available on the Carbon County website at or from the Commission Secretary by emailing  . If you have any questions or would like more information concerning this position, please feel free to contact the Commission office at 435-636-3226.

Applications are due February 18, 2019. Applicant will be appointed on February 20, 2019 at a regular scheduled commission meeting.

Published in the ETV Newspaper on February 6 and 13, 2019

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