What's a County Commissioner?


What is the Somerset County Board of County Commissioners?

Made up of 5 Commissioners, elected in staggering election periods

Each of the Commissioners is Elected at-large

A full-time County Administrator manages the day-to-day operations of County Government.

The board selects a director each year from amongst its members to lead meetings.

What are the responsibilities of a Commissioners?

Each Commissioners chairs a standing committee:

Human Services

Finance and Administrative Services

Public Works

Public Health & Safety

Each Freeholder oversees:

County Higher Education and Vocational Technical Schools

Road and Bridge Maintenance

Parks and Recreation

Social Services

County Budget