WHAT'S A COMMISSIONER?
Morris County is governed by a seven-member Board of County Commissioners.
The members are elected at-large to serve three-year terms.
The Commissioner Board sets policies for the operation of six super-departments,
more than 30 divisions plus authorities, commissions, boards and study committees.
Actual day-to-day operation of departments is supervised by the county administrator.
The Commissioner Board’s duties include:
Preparing and adopting the county budget.
Authorizing expenditures and bonds.
Appointing county officials and members to boards, commissions and authorities.
Passing on all claims against the county.
Supervising the administration of county government.
The Commissioners are the center of legislative and administrative responsibility in Morris County and, as such, perform a dual role. As legislators, they draw up and adopt a budget, and in the role of administrators they are responsible for spending the funds they have appropriated.