Administration Department

County Administrator

Mandy J. Hines


Responsibilities & Duties

The DeSoto County Administrator is an appointed official who serves as chief executive officer of the County and is responsible for carrying out all decisions, policies, ordinances, and motions made by the Board of County Commissioners.

The administrator's duties include overseeing all county administrative departments and preparing an annual operating budget. The County Administrator's span of responsibility includes a wide variety of county services, from Administrative/Financial Services to Planning Zoning, and involves an organizational structure of more than 185 employees.

County Administration Department

County Administration is directly responsible for carrying out the policies and directives of the Board of County Commissioners as a collective body.  The County Administrator has the authority and responsibility to manage the day to day operations of the County in a manner consistent with the Board’s policy and directives.  Administration staff serves as support staff to the Administrator and the Board of County Commissioners.  Administrative support items include scheduling appointments, taking messages, notifying the Board of receipt of important email or telephone calls, keeping records, filing and retrieval of documents, and making travel arrangements.  Administration serves as the central contact for constituents and outside organizations seeking information.  The department is responsible for the organization of Board materials, meetings and workshops.  Administration produces and maintains official records of the Board to include meeting materials, minutes, Ordinances and Resolutions.

  • Exists to serve the public
  • Serves as Clerk to the Board
  • Responsible for management of annual operating budget
  • Implements policies and directives of the Board
  • Responds to citizen concerns/complaints
  • Administrative arm to the Value Adjustment Board
  • Serves as Legislative liaison
  • Develops recommendations for county operations/priorities
  • Manages special projects
  • Administrative support arm to the Board


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History.—s. 1, ch. 2006-232.

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