The Board of County Commissioners is comprised of five members, representing five districts, who are elected to four-year terms. Commissioners must reside in one of the five districts to qualify for office although they are elected "at large" by all voters in the County.
The Commissioners, serving as the board of directors, are responsible for establishing policies and procedures. The County Administrator serves as the chief executive and is responsible for implementing the policies set by the Board and for the day-to-day operations of the County Government. Departments and Divisions report to the County Administrator. The County Attorney is appointed by the Board to serve as their legal advisor.