Board of County Commissioners

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The Board of County Commissioners, or BCC, is made up of five county residents who are elected to four-year terms. Working together, the board is charged with taking action in the best interest of the county and its constituents.

Commissioners set county policies, establish departmental budgets, and have the right to send countywide measures to the ballot.

During a regular week, commissioners typically take action at Policy Sessions or the weekly Business Meeting. They also sporadically hold Land Use Hearings that affect public policy (not to be confused with meetings held by the Land Use Hearings Officer,) and serve as the directors of several other separate boards for service districts.

Commissioners are encouraging the public to participate digitally or in person at our Business Meetings and Listening Sessions.

The public is welcome to provide comment to the board at any Business Meeting on Thursdays. Register online for Public Communication via Zoom or if you are coming in person there will be a blue card at the door to fill out and please refer to our Presenting Effective Testimony page. The registration ends 5 minutes after the start of the meeting for both in-person and online testimony.

Service District Boards

The five elected commissioners also serves as the governing body for other service districts/boards that are considered separate from the Board of County Commissioners (BCC). These other districts/boards are listed below.

The five commissioners typically meet as these boards at the regularly scheduled Business Meeting, but adjourn as the BCC and reconvene as the new board to do so. This is especially the case during Budget Hearings, and the reason why the general county budget is different than the all-purpose budget (which incorporates the service district budgets).