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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 23 | COUNTY OFFICES CLOSED
The Board of County Commissioners offices will be closed on Thursday, November 23, 2017 in...  read more

Nov 24 | COUNTY OFFICES CLOSED
The Board of County Commissioners Offices will be closed on Friday, November 24, 2017 day after...  read more

Nov 28 | BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS PUBLIC MEETING
THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL HOLD A PUBLIC MEETING DATE/TIME November 28, 2017 at 3:00...  read more

Dec 05 | Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) Working Group Meeting
LOCAL MITIGATION STRATEGY MEEETING                 The next Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS)...  read more

Dec 12 | BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS PUBLIC MEETING
THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL HOLD A MEETING DATE/TIME December 12, 2017 at 3:00 and...  read more

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