Applying for a Governor-appointed Board or Commission is
easy! Follow these easy steps and you are on your way.
Do your homework
Get a deeper sense of what to expect of Board or
Commission service, check out the Membership Handbook. The Membership Handbook gives you all of the details
of Board or Commission service and offers up sound advice about what it means
to join a Board or Commission.
Make your selection
The links below will help inform your
decision-making process, including a current list of vacancies and upcoming
Board Book The Boards & Commissions Book describes most of the boards to which the Governor makes appointments. The Boards & Commissions Book describes most of the boards to which the Governor makes appointments.
Vacancy Report through December 31, 2016.
Most Boards and Commissions have their own websites. This is another way to learn about the specific details of service on a Board or Commission that interests you. Click on Board List (left-hand column) to view the expanded website list. Note: Not all boards have websites.
All meetings are open to the public, so feel free to attend a meeting ahead of time to experience what it is like to
participate on your targeted Board or Commission.
Complete the Interest Form
The Interest Form is a basic application that
tells our office about you, your background and why you want to participate on
a Governor-appointed Board or Commission. You may apply at any time, regardless of whether there is a current opening, as resignations occur throughout the year. Please type or use black ink when completing your interest form.
Please complete both sides of this form and
include any additional documentation such as a resume, and statement
of interest that could be beneficial in the selection process. A
bio detailing your experience, key tasks, awards, and other board work is
also required for appointments requiring Senate confirmation. We will not
accept emails with links to your information. Please review all of your
information to ensure your form is complete! Complete is the interest form (front and back), resume, statement of interest (300-400 words) why you want to serve, and a bio.
Reappointments should check the box marked "Reappointment", complete the form, include a statement of interest (why they'd like to continue), and provide a resume.
All applicants are subject to a background check and additional vetting may apply for some board positions. Notifying us about something in your past does not necessarily mean that you can’t or won’t be appointed; but it is important that you disclose this information in the beginning of the process.
Interest Forms can be returned via mail, fax,
or email. If returning via email, click submit and your interest form will be
attached to the outgoing message. Be sure to use your electronic signature on
the document and include your requested attachment before sending.
- To fax your Interest Form, please send it to: 503-373-0840 (secure
- To email your scanned Interest form, please send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- To mail your Interest Form, please send it to:
Office of the Governor
Boards & Commissions
900 Court Street NE, Room 160
Salem, OR 97301-4075
Once you submit your application, it will be placed in the appropriate Board or
Commission’s file for future consideration (2 years). Submission of an Interest Form does
not mean that you will automatically be contacted; we will however, acknowledge
the receipt of your form. If you are being actively considered for appointment,
you will hear from the Boards & Commissions Office directly.