County Commissioners are elected to six year terms, on a rotating basis; with one Commissioner position elected every two years.
The Commissioners are responsible for exercising the County's administrative, executive, and legislative powers as outlined in the Montana State Constitution and state statutes. This includes appointment of department heads and members of supervisory boards and committees.
The Commission supervises the administration of County government; approves the County budget; levies taxes; issues bonds; investigates claims against the County; administers subdivision review and approval; and supervises road and bridge construction and maintenance.
The Commissioners set policy for County government, represent the County, maintain County property, invest County funds, and authorize and sign all contracts obligating the County.
The Commissioners are charged with the duties of managing the business and concerns of the County in the best interest of the residents and performing all acts and duties, as required by law, necessary to fully discharge the duties and responsibilities of County government.
BoCC established Goals and Objectives:
- Develop and maintain a culture of customer service
- Engage in effective long-range planning
- Improve communication between departments, with community partners, and the general public
- Efficiently and effectively manage public resources
Resolution 2018-1 to Establish Regular Meeting Dates of the Lewis and Clark County Commission and to Describe Procedures for Public Participation
Resolution 2018-2 Establishing Hours of Operation for all Lewis and Clark County Offices
Resolution 2012-37 Establishing Lewis and Clark County Rules of Procedure as revised on April 24, 2012