From Left: District 1 Commissioner Lannie Brant, District 4 Commissioner Gary Blount, District 3 Commissioner and Chair Jimmy Starline, District 2 Commissioner and Vice-Chair Chuck Clark, and District 5 Commissioner Ben Casey.
The Board of County Commissioners is comprised of five members elected through district elections for staggered, four-year terms.
The five-member Board elects the Chair and Vice-Chair of the County Commission each year. For 2018, the Chair is District 3 Commissioner, Jimmy Starline and the Vice-Chair is District 2 Commissioner, Chuck Clark.
The Board of Commissioners makes policies, adopts laws, sets budget limits, sets tax rates, etc. The Board appoints a County Administrator who is chosen by and responsible to the Board of County Commissioners. The County Administrator oversees the day-to-day operations of the County, advises the Board, and implements Commission policy.
The Board of Commissioners usually meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month, exceptions are made and posted on the calendar. Regular meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Commission Chambers on the 2nd Floor of the Government Services Complex located at 200 East 4th Street in Woodbine.
Special called meetings are held when necessary. All meetings are open to the public.
- Established: February 5, 1777
- County Seat: Woodbine
- Population: 50,513 (as of 2010 U.S. Census data)
- Population Rank: 41st in state
- Area: 613 square miles
- Public Road Mileage: 302.96
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