Duties of County Commissioners
County commissioners are elected for four-year terms. Two are elected the year of the presidential election and one the year of the gubernatorial election. County commissioners are the general administrative body for the county government. They can perform those duties that are specifically authorized by the state legislature and no more. They are the county government taxing, budgeting, appropriating and purchasing authority. They hold title to county property. They hold and adjudicate hearings on such matters as county zoning and county drainage petitions. They appoint other directors: Job and Family Services, IT, Building and Zoning, etc. They appoint certain other boards: planning commission, zoning boards, etc. The major powers of the county commission may be found in ORC 307.
|Rob Slane, ICMA- CM, MBA
The County Administrator is the administrative head of the County under the direction and supervision of the Board of Commissioners. He assists in the administration, enforcement and execution of Board policies and resolutions and provides overall direction to department heads and management under the Board’s jurisdiction. The Madison County Administrator oversees all departments beneath the umbrella of the Board of County Commissioners including Building Maintenance, Building and Zoning, Job and Family Services, Economic Development and Planning, Human Resources, IT, and Sanitary Sewer and Water.
Assistant County Administrator
The Assistant County Administrator supports the County Administrator in the administration, enforcement and execution of Board policies and resolutions, as well as, providing direction to department heads and management under the Board’s jurisdiction. Serving as Director of Economic Development and Planning, the Assistant County Administrator promotes the Commissioner’s vison of smart growth for Madison County.
| Amy Rees
Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners / Executive Assistant
The clerk provides the agenda of subjects to be covered at the Board's weekly meetings and is responsible for processing and the keeping of permanent records of all transactions taken by the Board of County Commissioners. All official papers, deeds, contracts and bids on construction work and major projects are received by the clerk, who presents them to the commissioners for official action.