Benton Development Group, Benton county’s official economic development organization, is looking for energetic and talented people to help guide Benton County’s future. That’s why we’re sharing three reasons you should volunteer for BDG. Don’t wait, applications are due December 28th!

YOU CARE ABOUT OUR QUALITY OF LIFE

The quality of life we enjoy in Benton County depends on jobs and property taxes but also on great schools, quality healthcare, public safety, and our feelings of being connected to others in our community. BDG is a key organization strengthening the county’s economy and is also involved in programs and activities to improve the quality of life in all we do.

YOU WANT EVERYONE TO SUCCEED

You’re committed to giving everyone a shot at success, and you want to make more opportunities available for everyone. Young people can have success at school, on the sports field, or at work. Retirees can find success in the new challenges of post-retirement careers, as volunteers, or in finally experiencing more leisure time. Opportunities for success come in many flavors, and as a BDG board member, you’ll be striving to make sure everyone in our county has a chance to succeed and flourish.

YOU CARE ABOUT THE COMMUNITY YOU LIVE IN —

EVEN IF YOUR “COMMUNITY” IS BIGGER THAN A FEW TOWNSHIPS

One-size-fits-all doesn’t apply to economic development. That’s why it’s essential that BDG is guided by board members from the entire county. Histories, local economies, community institutions, and social networks determine what communities can contribute and what they need. No one understands that like someone who lives in the community.

BDG employs a full-time executive director to accomplish goals established by the board of directors. Benton County funds the work of BDG, and members of the BDG board participate in business meetings once each month. Applications submitted clicking this link will be forwarded to the Benton County Auditor, and the board of supervisors will choose new BDG board members at their meeting on January 4th.

For more information, email Executive Director Kate Robertson. Her email address is Kate@bdgia.com

Apply by clicking this link or send your information to:

Benton County Board of Supervisors, P.O. Box 549, Vinton, IA 52349

phone: 319-472-4869

e-mail: bcauditor@bentoncountyia.gov

The deadline for applications is 4:30 p.m., December 28, 2020.

NOTE: In accordance with state and federal laws, Benton County does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, religion, creed, color, national origin, marital status, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability in appointment, employment or the provision of services.