The County Manager is the chief administrator of county government, being responsible for the administration of all departments of county government under the Board of Commissioners’ general control. The County Manager has the following powers and duties: to appoint county employees and agents except those elected by the people or whose appointment is otherwise provided for by law; to direct and supervise the administration of all county departments under the Board’s general control; to see that the orders, ordinances, resolutions and regulations of the Board of Commissioners are faithfully executed; to prepare and submit the annual budget and capital program; to prepare a comprehensive financial report at the end of each fiscal year; to prepare any other reports the Board may require; and to perform other duties as required or authorized by the Board.
The Clerk to the Board is responsible for creating and maintaining a permanent record of Board of Commissioner actions, for researching historical minutes and documents, for coordinating and advertising for all Board committees and appointments, for coordinating the preparation of all Board meeting agendas and minutes, for responding to requests from the general public, and for assuring that all legal and operational requirements for the Board are followed. The Clerk to the Board also serves as the administrative assistant to the County Manager and works in providing support for overall administration of the County.
The Board of Commissioners appoints a County Attorney to serve at its pleasure and to be its legal advisor. The Attorney works with the Board and the County Manager to review documents and contracts, and to provide legal opinions and guidance for all matters before the Board.