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What does a Commissioner do?

Members & Terms of Office
Each county is governed by a Board of Commissioners consisting of 3 elected persons. The commissioners are elected from separate districts (in which they must reside) but by vote of the county as a whole. Commissioner districts must be redrawn at least once every 10 years, and may be redrawn in any odd-numbered year.

The terms of office of county commissioners are 4 years on a staggered basis. In general, the Board of Commissioners is responsible for the administration of county business. The commissioners may enact ordinances to meet local conditions and exercise other authority vested in the board by the legislature. The base salary for the commissioners is established by the salary ordinance.

Purpose
The Board of County Commissioners serves as the executive and administrative authority for the county. The Board of County Commissioners duties include the:
  • Appointment of certain county and township officials
  • Audit and authorization of claims against the county
  • Authorization of contracts and received bids
  • Control, maintenance, and supervision of county property
  • Performance of certain election functions
  • Service as the Board of County Finance
  • Supervision of construction and maintenance of roads and bridges

How you can make a difference.

The biggest impact you can make is to ask questions, get involved, vote. See you at the polls on May 8th!

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