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JACKSON COUNTY, OREGON
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MEDFORD, OR 97501
March 29, 2020
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County Close-Up

Thank you for visiting the Jackson County Close-Up page. You will find a series of video stories that show what is happening around the County.

You will discover what the different departments do and what drives them to work so hard for the citizens of Jackson County. You will find better understanding of why they are so committed to a safe and healthy place to live.

You will meet the people that work for you and what is on their minds. You will find out how citizen involvement shapes the direction of the county and about rules of governance.

We will discuss hot topics, things you may not know, and we may even surprise you. Enjoy your time as you look "Close-Up" with your Jackson County Government.


Annual Chairman’s Award: Randy Jones

Annual Chairman’s Award: Randy Jones

For some people, volunteering is a lifestyle. Randy Jones has dedicated many years to helping our community in many different ways.

These Properties Might Be Exempt from Property Taxes

These Properties Might Be Exempt from Property Taxes

There are a few kinds of properties that have the opportunity to get lower tax rates or be exempt from property taxes altogether. 

There are a few kinds of properties that have the opportunity to get lower tax rates or be exempt from property taxes altogether. 

35 Years of Service: Rick Hillman

35 Years of Service: Rick Hillman

Many things have changed since 1985, but Rick Hillman’s dedicated service for the Jackson County Park’s and Roads department hasn’t.

Many things have changed since 1985, but Rick Hillman’s dedicated service for the Jackson County Park’s and Roads department hasn’t.

Sherry Bonham: March Employee of the Month

Sherry Bonham: March Employee of the Month

If there’s one word that people can’t say enough to describe Sherry Bonham, it’s “professionalism,” and it’s why we named her March’s employee of the month.

If there’s one word that people can’t say enough to describe Sherry Bonham, it’s “professionalism,” and it’s why we named her March’s employee of the month.

Community Service Award: JC Fire District #4...

Community Service Award: JC Fire District #4...

County Close-Up

From community fire education to fundraisers and much more, the volunteers of Jackson County Fire District #4 are invaluable to keeping our firefighters going strong.

Types of Special Assessments in Jackson County

Types of Special Assessments in Jackson County

County Close-Up

Special Assessments may lower taxes for certain types of land. Here’s a bit of information about how the Assessor’s Office deals with them.

Selima Siddiqui: February Employee of the Month

Selima Siddiqui: February Employee of the Month

County Close-Up

There are many “unsung heroes” that work behind the scenes in Jackson County to keep things running smoothly.

LPSCC Meeting: Alternative Ways To Address...

LPSCC Meeting: Alternative Ways To Address...

County Close-Up

Is there a different way to address behavioral health issues in the criminal justice system?

Community Service Award: Brenda Potwin

Community Service Award: Brenda Potwin

Brenda Potwin has consistently volunteered for the Mobile Health Pantry at ACCESS over the last few years. 

Does Purchase Price Affect Property Taxes?

Does Purchase Price Affect Property Taxes?

One of the most common questions the Assessor’s Office gets is, “can the price I pay for a property cause my property taxes to go up?” 

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