Would the Board of Commissions benefit by having a County Manager?

  • Those elected can spend more of their valuable time focusing on policy issues, community goals, and major projects rather than on administrative details.
  • An elected official sets policy. An manager takes those policies and administers them in a coherent, logical way. 
  • Those elected can get better and more comprehensive information and analysis from the manager who is in a staff role enabling more informed decisions.
  • The changing role of the board may encourage more people to run for elected office.
  • The manager can provide continuity when new persons are elected.