Your County Commissioner is an important part of your state government. Throughout Indiana, the board of county commissioners is referred to as the executive body or the legislative body. The three commissioners are the custodians of the home rule powers of the county. Counties have 3 commissioners, one from each district in the county. Within the scope of home rule, commissioners may adopt and vest themselves with additional regulatory powers. They have authority to pass ordinances in the following broad areas:
Controlling, maintaining, and supervising county property.
Supervising construction and maintenance of county roads and bridges.
Develop Economic Development programs.
To grant vacation, sick, and holiday pay and other benefits to county employees.
Authorizing payments on behalf of the county.
Receiving bids and authorizing contracts.
Appoint members to boards and commissions.
Planning for solid waste handling.
This is a brief outline of the daily duties of a county commissioner.