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Board of County Commissioners

Overview

The Board of County Commissioners is the governing body of Polk County, as established by the Florida Constitution, and serves as the legislative branch of county government, as defined in the county charter. 

The five commissioners must reside in their district. Commissioners from District One,  District Three,  District Five are elected in presidential election years;  District Two and  District Four are elected in the intervening years. And shortly after the beginning of a new fiscal year, a chairman and vice chairman are elected by the members of the county commission.

The authorities and responsibilities of the Board of County Commissioners include:

  • Adopting ordinances and resolutions to establish public policy;
  • Levying authorized taxes and fees;
  • Adopting a budget each fiscal year;
  • Appointing a chair and vice chair at the annual organizational meeting in November;
  • Providing county services and infrastructure, including determining the amount and sources of funding for each;
  • Appointing, supervising and removing the county manager and county attorney;
  • Approving expenditures of county funds;
  • Entering into contracts and agreements;
  • Appointing individuals to serve on various boards and commissions established by state law, or by the Board of County Commissioners.

Commissioners

District 1
George Lindsey, District 1 Commissioner

George Lindsey III

District 2
Rick Wilson, District 2 Commissioner

Rick Wilson, Vice Chair

District 3
Bill Braswell, District 3 Commissioner

Bill Braswell, Chairman

District 4
Martha Santiago, District 4 Commissioner

Martha Santiago

District 5
John Hall, District 5 Commissioner

John Hall

Meetings and Agendas

Meeting Dates and Documents
Dec 17, 2019 Agenda
Jan 7, 2020 Agenda
Jan 21, 2020 Agenda
Feb 4, 2020
Feb 18, 2020
Mar 3, 2020
Mar 17, 2020
Apr 7, 2020
Apr 21, 2020
May 5, 2020
May 19, 2020
Jun 2, 2020
Jun 16, 2020
Jul 7, 2020