Hamilton County has been awarded two state grants from the Department of Mental Health and Addictions as well as a federal grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance to help individuals in Hamilton County struggling with opioid abuse. Read on...
Pursuant to IC 5-14-1.5-5(c) The Hamilton County Board of Commissioners will meet on the following dates in 2018. Meetings are held in the Commissioners Courtroom at the Hamilton County Government and Judicial Center. View the Board of Commissioners calendar for more information on scheduled meetings and times.
Members & Terms of Office
Each county is governed by a Board of Commissioners consisting of 3 elected persons. The commissioners are elected from separate districts (in which they must reside) but by vote of the county as a whole. Commissioner districts must be redrawn at least once every 10 years, and may be redrawn in any odd-numbered year.
The terms of office of county commissioners are 4 years on a staggered basis. In general, the Board of Commissioners is responsible for the administration of county business. The commissioners may enact ordinances to meet local conditions and exercise other authority vested in the board by the legislature. The base salary for the commissioners is established by the salary ordinance.
The Board of County Commissioners serves as the executive and administrative authority for the county. The Board of County Commissioners duties include the:
Appointment of certain county and township officials
Audit and authorization of claims against the county
Authorization of contracts and received bids
Control, maintenance, and supervision of county property
Performance of certain election functions
Service as the Board of County Finance
Supervision of construction and maintenance of roads and bridges