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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

Mar 28 | Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) Working Group Meeting
The next Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) Working Group Meeting                 will be held at the...  read more

Mar 28 | NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING DESOTO BOARD OF COUNT COMMISSIONERS
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING DESOTO BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Location: 201 E. Oak Street, Suite...  read more

Apr 11 | 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

Apr 11 | NOTICE OF WORKSHOP DESOTO BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
NOTICE OF WORKSHOP DESOTO BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TO DISCUSS LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATION...  read more

Apr 13 | COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS
The Board of County Commissioners and Administration Want To Do A Better Job Communicating with...  read more

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News and Announcements

Employment Opportunity
Desoto County BOCC is currently accepting applications for Utilities Field Service Technician at...  read more

Employment Opportunity
Desoto County BOCC is currently accepting applications for a Mechanic at Road and Bridge.  Please...  read more

Employment Opportunity
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17-16-00ITB Fiscal Year 16/17 Annual Culvert Restoration Project
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Employment Opportunity
DeSoto County BOCC is currently accepting applications for FIRE INSPECTOR in the Public Safety...  read more

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