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Board of County Commissioners

County Commissioners

The Board of County Commissioners is the legislative and policy-making body of county government.  The Board establishes policy and makes all budget decisions with regard to appropriation of funds to county departments and some constitutional officers.

The chairman presides over all board meetings, signs all legal documents, and appoints commissioners to various committees. The chairman is the official representative of the board and retains a vote on all items and issues. The chairman is selected annually by his/her peers to represent the board.

DeSoto County is served by a five member Board of County Commissioners, representing all five districts within the county. The commissioners are elected at-large and each serves a four-year term. All terms are staggered with two commissioners being elected in one year and three in the succeeding two years.


Meetings

Board of County Commissioners meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.

  •      Second Tuesday meetings are at 9:00am
  •      Fourth Tuesday meetings are at 3:00pm and if there are any Quasi-Judicial agenda items there will also be a 6:30PM meeting.
  •      Look on Agenda for confirmation of 6:30PM meetings
  •      Special meetings and workshops are called as needed
  •      Held in the Commission Chambers located within the Administration building on the first floor at 201 E. Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida  34266


Board Members

There are five Commissioners that make up the Board of County Commissioners.  Each Commissioner is elected for a four year term.  The County is divided into five districts, each member of the Board is responsible for one district.  Each Commissioner is required to live within their district.  The chairman and vice chairman are elected by the Board annually.

 

Responsibilities

  •     To provide services for the well-being and safety of the residents
  •     To pass resolutions and ordinances for the safety and welfare of DeSoto County residents
  •     To  provide financing of County government operations by levying taxation when necessary

 

Contacts

Mandy Hines
County Administrator
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Ph:   (863) 993-4800
Fax:  (863) 993-4809

201 E. Oak Street
Suite 201
Arcadia, FL 34266
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Calendar Events

May 23 | NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING DESOTO BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING DESOTO BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Location: 201 E. Oak Street, Suite...  read more

May 29 | OFFICE’S CLOSED IN OBSERVANCE OF MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY
THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OFFICE' S WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, MAY 29, 2017 IN OBSERVANCE OF...  read more

Jun 13 | NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING DESOTO BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING DESOTO BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Location: 201 E. Oak Street, Suite...  read more

Jun 13 | BUDGET WORKSHOP
The Board of County Commissioners will hold a Budget Workshop to discuss and review the Fiscal Year...  read more

Jun 24 | HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE SHED CLEANOUT
The DeSoto County Environmental Services Division will be holding a household hazardous waste...  read more

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News and Announcements

Employment Opportunity
Desoto County BOCC is currently accepting applications for a Provisional Firefighter/Paramedic with...  read more

PARTIAL ROAD CLOSURE NOTICE
SE AIRPORT ROAD WILL BE PARTIALLY CLOSED TO ALL THRU TRAFFIC FROM COUNTY ROAD 760-A TO THE END OF...  read more

17-18-00ITB DeSoto County Utilities Supply of Water/Wastewater Treatment Chemicals
DeSoto County Board of County Commissioners Purchasing Division 201 E. Oak Street Suite...  read more

Household Hazardous Waste Shed Cleanout
The DeSoto County Environmental Services Division will be holding a household hazardous waste...  read more

DeSoto County LAP Turner Ave. at Roan St./Gibson St. Intersection Improvement Design Services
DeSoto County Board of County Commissioners Purchasing Division 201 E. Oak Street Suite...  read more

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