The Commissioners office acts as the liaison between almost every department of the entire county, including the courts, outside agencies and community service organizations. The Commissioners fiscally oversee the General Fund Budget of the county, and is the appropriating authority for all county tax dollars.
Each county elected official is charged to perform the duties of their individual elected office, but the Board of County Commissioners performs administrative and fiscal duties that coordinate total county operations. There are 23 departments that fall under the direct jurisdiction of the Board of Commissioners.
The Board of County Commissioners consists of three members who serve staggered terms. Two county Commissioners are elected in an even numbered year, and the third Commissioner is elected two years later.
The following summarizes duties performed by the County Commissioners: