The Board of County Commissioners
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 Santa Rosa County Board
of County Commissioners serves as the legislative and policy setting body of
Santa Rosa County as established under Section 125 of the Florida Statutes.
Each member must reside within the particular district for which seat he/she
seeks election. Each year the board organizes itself selecting
a chair and vice-chair from among its members to preside
at commission meetings. The board duties include, but are not limited to:
The commission meets in regular session to vote on agenda items
beginning at 9 a.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Discussion
of agenda items takes place during Committee meetings on the Monday prior to
the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Both meetings are held in the
commissioners' board room in the administrative center located at 6495 Caroline
Street. Meetings can also be viewed on the Web live. Click Here to view the meeting calendar. Additional meetings, special
meetings and workshops are advertised and open to the public.
- 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 procedures 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.
- Adopting and ratifying ordinances and resolutions as needed
for the enforcement of county-wide actions.
- Reviewing the effectiveness of county services and programs
as performed by the departments under the board of county commissioners.
Departments primarily provide development, building, emergency, environmental,
road, and park functions or services.
- Communicating to state and federal government agencies and
officials the needs and concerns of Santa Rosa County residents and our
- 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.