The Polk County Courthouse. (Courtesy of Janet Guzman/Polk County Itemizer-Observer)

The Polk County Commission has a light week this week. 

• There will be a vote on appointing Shellie Berry to the Polk County Fair Board. There will not be further discussion before the vote.

• Dean Bender, the county’s director of administrative services, will be recognized for his 15 years with the county. 

Meeting details: Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 9 a.m. at the Polk County Courthouse, 850 S Main St., Dallas.

Commission members: Mike Ainsworth, Craig Pope, Lyle Mordhorst.

Editor’s note: This is a new feature of Salem Reporter to alert the public to meetings of governing boards and commissions in the area. We will give our readers advance notice of meetings of the Salem City Council, the Salem-Keizer School Board, the Chemeketa Community College Board, the Salem Area Mass Transit Board, the Marion County Commission, and the Polk County Commission. If there are other governing boards you’d like us to include, email

— Les Zaitz, editor