Commissioners

We Have Three County Commissioners and Nine Row Officers

Commissioners

Salary about $66,000.00

Job Description:

Like most Pennsylvania counties, Beaver County is governed by a board of three county commissioners elected every four years by the voters who live there. The board of commissioners oversees the entire operation of the county and represents the best interests of the citizens.

The three County Commissioners constitute the chief governing body of the county. The Commissioners have selective policy-making authority that allows them to provide certain local services and facilities on a county-wide basis.

Administrative powers and duties of County Commissioners encompass registration and elections, assessment of persons and property, human services, veterans’ affairs, appointment of county personnel and fiscal management. As managers of fiscal affairs, the Commissioners are responsible for adoption of county budgets, assessment of property, levying of taxes and borrowing of funds for construction of capital projects.

The county commissioners serve four year terms.

Skill Set——-Management of contracts, personnel and finances. There are over 700 County

Employees in Dozens of Offices and Departments with a $72,000,000 budget for 2015 and

$135,000,000 in debt (mainly bonds for capital construction and pension obligations).