Santa Rosa County's Board of County Commissioners
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Your Santa Rosa County Government

How is the Board of County Commission Organized?

The board of county commissioners consists of five constitutional officers or five elected commissioners, who are elected at large to serve and represent one of five districts and the county as a whole, as the governing body for Santa Rosa County. The board duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Adopting, reviewing, and adjusting the annual county budget and authorizing expenditures.
  • Setting and authorizing the levy and collection of county-wide property taxes, with the exception of school board, water and fire district millage rates.
  • Establishing policies and produces for county departments to meet county goals.
  • Appointing the county administrator, county attorney, and county representatives to other governmental boards or committees.
  • Ratifying, modifying or denying the actions of commissions and boards which are advisory to the county board.
  • Adopting and ratifying ordinances and resolutions as needed for the enforcement of county-wide actions.
  • Reviewing the effectiveness of county services and programs.
  • Communicating to state and federal government agencies and officials the needs and concerns of Santa Rosa County residents and our community.
  • Representing the county on administrative/advisory boards, commissions, and associations which provided direct and indirect county services, on a local, regional and state level.
  • Other duties and responsibilities that may be enacted by the federal government, state legislature and governor.
The departments under the board of county commissioners primarily provide development, building, emergency, environmental, road, and park functions or services. More information can be found in the Santa Rosa County Annual Report to the Citizens.

How can you Take Part in our Democracy?

The Santa Rosa county Board of Commissioners is dedicated to the citizens of our county and the democratic process. You can make your voice heard by:

How can I Keep Informed?

  • Visit our Website, regularly. A wide variety of information including meeting dates, agendas, and minutes and online tools are available to the public at no charge.
  • Sign up to receive county news releases and other publications.
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  • Signup to receive E-breaking News Alerts about emergencies or other events that may affect daily life in Santa Rosa County via brief text messages or e-mail.
  • During emergencies, monitor local media outlets and NOAA Weather Radios. Mediacom subscribers can also view emergency messages on channel 27.

Mission, Vision and Guiding Principles of the Santa Rosa County Board of Commissioners

Provide Excellent Leadership, Focus and Direction in Assuring the Highest Quality of Life For Our Citizens.

To always be worthy of the public's trust in our ability to sustain Santa Rosa County as a "First Choice" community and through their trust, share our vision to be a recognized leader in local government in Florida and in the nation.

Guiding Principles

  1. Elected officials, county employees and citizens are partners in progress and serve as trustees of our long standing values. We remain committed to providing a secure environment in which to live, work and raise a family.
  2. Business has a major role in providing positive growth and a balanced community
  3. We are committed to the future of our young citizens and the protection and preservation of the bountiful resources they will inherit.
  4. Employees, businesses and citizens find Santa Rosa County a place where imaginations can flourish, new things can be tried, risks can be taken, freedom of expression is encouraged, and human initiative and potential are unleashed.

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