Commissioner Overview


The three-member Jefferson County Board of Commissioners serves as both the executive and legislative branches of County government. While they are required to reside within their specific geographic districts, the County Commissioners are elected at-large by Jefferson County voters.

What We Do

  • Receive bids for projects and services
  • Authorize all claims on County budgets
  • Decision-making authority over planning and zoning within the County
  • Issue bonds or approve lease-purchase agreements for the County
  • Establish ordinances
  • Control,maintain and supervise County property
  • Oversee the operations of the County Highway Garage in regards to construction and maintenance of roads and bridges
  • Develop economic development programs to attract and retain jobs in theCounty
  • Grant vacation pay, sick leave, paid holidays and other similar benefits to County employees
  • Receive bids and authorize contracts
  • Exercise appointing powers including both the selection of members to fill positions on 
    • Boards
    • Commissions and committees
    • Appoint certain department heads