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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

Jun 26 | CANCELLATION OF BUDGET WORKSHOP
The Workshop that was scheduled for June 26, 2017 at 1:00pm has been cancelled.  read more

Jun 26 | NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING DESOTO BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING DESOTO BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS: Location: 201 E. Oak Street, Sutie...  read more

Jul 04 | OFFICE’S CLOSED IN OBSERVANCE OF INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY
THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OFFICE'S WILL BE CLOSED ON TUESDAY, JULY 4, 2017 IN OBSERVANCE OF...  read more

Jul 06 | INSURANCE COMMITTEE WORKSHOP
The Insurance Committee will hold a Workshop on July 6, 2017 at 2:00pm to discuss Medical Insurance...  read more

Jul 06 | INSURANCE COMMITTEE MEETING
The Insurance Committee will hold a meeting immediately following the Insurance Committee Workshop...  read more

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News and Announcements

Reopening of Brownville Park and Boat Ramp
Friday June 23rd   @ 10:30 AM :   Brownville Park and Boat Ramp will be reopened by 12:00 pm...  read more

17-20-00RFQ SCOP/SCRAP ROAD IMPROVEMENT CEI SERVICES
DeSoto County Board of County Commissioners Purchasing Division 201 E. Oak Street Suite...  read more

DeSoto County launches new Tourism app for Peace River
DeSoto County is proud to announce the launch of the Peace River Florida- Discover DeSoto IOS and...  read more

Employment Opportunity
Desoto County BOCC is currently accepting applications for a Facilities Maintenance Director with...  read more

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

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