Duties of the County Commission
Upholding financial integrity, County Commissioners meticulously manage county tax dollars. They formulate annual budgets and determine property tax rates in accordance with state regulations.
Ensuring the county seat’s functionality, County Commission maintains the courthouse complex to optimal standards, providing a hub for administrative activities.
Elected Officials’ Support
By law, County Commissioners allocate resources for vital elected officials such as the Prosecuting Attorney, County Clerk, County Circuit Clerk, Sheriff, and County Assessor, ensuring the smooth operation of these offices.
Commission members appoint representatives to local boards, authorities, and public service districts. This involvement underscores their dedication to community representation.
Nurturing community well-being, County Commission oversee services like health departments, emergency response agencies, libraries, E911 centers, waste management, and recreational facilities.
Advocacy for State Funding
County Commissioners ardently advocate for state funding of local programs, bridging gaps where state mandates may outpace funding provisions.
Providing a platform for property value disputes, the County Commission acts as the Board of Review and Equalization, adjusting values based on hearings with taxpayers and the County Assessor.
Overseeing elections, County Commissioners certify results, fund poll workers, and review outcomes for accuracy.
Regional Jail Management
With a commitment to public safety, County Commission allocates funding for regional jails, essential for maintaining security across the state.
Collaborating with local and state agencies, County Commissioners actively seek avenues for economic growth, partnering to attract businesses and create jobs.
Positioned as the “front line” of local government, County Commissioners are accessible to address concerns and provide valuable guidance to residents, ensuring community cohesion.