What does a County Commissioner Do?


A Commissioner is one third the governing body of Kootenai County. The three elected Commissioners, “the Board”, serves as the taxing authority, the contracting body and the chief administrators of public funds.  They can enact laws, ensure compliance of laws, and secure services for the county.
It is crucial we elect Commissioners that have the best interest of the county’s citizens as their primary concern. It truly is a job of public service and should be approached that way.
As noted on the County website: The County Commissioners (BOCC, Board or simply Commissioners) is the governing body of Kootenai County. Consisting of three elected officials, the Board serves as the taxing authority, the contracting body and the chief administrators of public funds. Among other duties, the Board enacts laws, ensure compliance of laws and secures professional services for the county.

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