Interested persons should submit an application to the Putnam County Board of Commissioners, 117 Putnam Drive, Suite A, Eatonton, Georgia 31024.  Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.  The board application form can be found on the county website at www.putnamcountyga.us (in the “How Do I…” or “Forms & Documents” sections) or by 706-485-5826.

Hospital Authority

The Putnam County Board of Commissioners is seeking Putnam County residents interested in serving on the Hospital Authority of Putnam County.  There are three vacant positions, Posts 3 & 4 & 7. Please be sure to indicate either Post 3 or Post 4 or Post 7 on your application.

Animal Services Advisory Board

The Putnam County Board of Commissioners is seeking citizens who are dedicated to the purpose of providing sound animal welfare and control programs to serve on the Animal Services Advisory Board.  The board meets at least quarterly and consists of six members, with five voting members appointed by the Board of County Commissioners and one ex-officio non-voting member.  All members serve on a voluntary basis without compensation.  Each voting member is appointed for a four year term.

Planning & Zoning Commission

The Putnam County Board of Commissioners is seeking individuals to serve on the Planning and Zoning Commission.  The Commission consists of five (5) members selected based on one member from each voting district and one member serving at large.  The individuals selected will serve a term of two years.  The candidates should be dedicated, fair-minded, not self-serving, and willing to devote time for training several hours each month.  Within three months of their appointment, each member must receive 12 hours of training in zoning procedures and/or comprehensive planning conducted and/or sponsored by ACCG or the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government or equivalent as determined by the Director of Planning and Development.  No member shall have any other position or office with the county.

Board of Assessors

The Putnam County Board of Commissioners is seeking interested Putnam County residents to serve on the Board of Assessors.  Persons eligible to serve on the Board of Assessors must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid high school diploma or its equivalent.  The successful candidate must complete 80 hours of training and pass the assessor examination during the first year of appointment.  Additionally, the successful applicant must complete 40 hours of continuing education every two years.  This board is responsible for determining taxability, value and equalization of all assessments within the county.  The County Board of Tax Assessors notifies taxpayers when changes are made to the value of the property; receives and reviews all appeals filed; and insures that the appeal process proceeds properly.  In addition, they approve all exemptions claimed by the taxpayer.  Meetings of the Board of Assessors are usually held once per month on a weekday between the hours of 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM.  During appeal time, meetings can increase to at least three or four times per month.  Compensation is $50.00 per board meeting.