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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

Feb 21 | FDOT to host public meeting to discuss the widening of Kings Highway
The Florida Department of Transportation is hosting a public meeting on Thursday, March 8th to...  read more

Feb 22 | SOLICITATION FOR BROWNVILLE PARK ADVISORY TASK FORCE MEMBERS
The Board of County Commissioners has open seats for a newly created Brownville Park Advisory Task...  read more

Feb 27 | BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS PUBLIC MEETING
THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL HOLD A PUBLIC MEETING DATE/TIME February 27, 2018 at 3:00...  read more

Mar 13 | BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS PUBLIC MEETING
THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL HOLD A PUBLIC MEETING DATE/TIME March 13, 2018 at...  read more

Mar 15 | Emergency Management LOCAL MITIGATION STRATEGY MEETING
LOCAL MITIGATION STRATEGY MEETING                                 The next Local Mitigation...  read more

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News and Announcements

Local Mitigation Strategy Working Group Meeting
The next Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) Working Group Meeting will be held at the DeSoto County...  read more

Employment Opportunity
DeSoto County is currently accepting applications for Utilities Director with the Utilities...  read more

Traffic Signal Replacement: US 17 at East Pine Street
CONSTRUCTION PROJECT Starting February 18th, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will...  read more

New Landfill Operating Hours Now In Effect
We are pleased to announce that we are NOW staying open later to better serve our community! The...  read more

Recycling Bins Update 1/22/2018
We are disappointed to announce that DeSoto County has been forced to put a temporary halt to our...  read more

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