The Board of County Commissioners is the executive and legislative authority for Grant County and as such strives to assure that the business, services, and functions of the county proceed with efficiency and integrity, using sound judgment and best practice. The County Commissioners are an elected group of three residents from the county. The public elects each member of the board for a four-year term. To maintain continuity of the county business, the terms of office are staggered so that one or two of the officers are subject to elections every two years.
The Board of County Commissioners, as the legislative body, establishes local laws and policies consistent with state law, through the enactment of ordinances and resolutions. The Commissioners establish the county road system. The Commissioners exercise general oversight and control over the county finances through the budget process. The Board of County Commissioners acts as the appeals body for some actions relating to the regulation of property division and land development.
The Board consists of three Commissioners, one from each of the three Commissioner districts. One Commissioner is Chair of the Board. The Office of the Commissioners staff includes an Administrative Services Coordinator, the Clerk of the Board, Deputy Clerk of the Board/Secretary, and a Public Records Officer.