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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

Nov 12 | THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED
The Board of County Commissioners Office will be closed on Monday November 12, 2018 in observance...  read more

Nov 13 | Board of County Commissioners Public Meeting
THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL HOLD A PUBLIC MEETING DATE/TIME: November 13, 2018 at 9:00...  read more

Nov 22 | THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED
The Board of County Commissioners Office will be closed on Thursday November 22, 2018 and Friday...  read more

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

Nov 27 | BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS PUBLIC HEARING
THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL HOLD A PUBLIC MEETING DATE/TIME: November 27, 2018 at 1:00...  read more

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News and Announcements

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The next Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) Working Group Meeting will take place on Tuesday July 31,...  read more

COMMUNTIY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT
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