The Allen County Board of Commissioners
consists of three members elected by the voters to act
as the legislative authority for the County. Primarily, this
authority includes placing county-based taxes on the ballot
for voter approval and apportioning these collected taxes
to the many elected officials, boards, and agencies of the
More importantly and in addition to this
responsibility, the Commissioners have
a broader leadership role. Derived from interaction with
constituents, the Commissioners
have developed a plan for Allen County and a set of spending
priorities that reflect this vision. This vision includes
plans for the County's economic development, for the preservation
of a safe and healthy community, and for a wide variety
The members of the Board are constantly
on the move, traveling around the County. Each Commissioner
represents the County in numerous community organizations
to keep in close contact with various interest groups and
the needs of citizens. (Please click Commissioners to view
the biographies of your Commissioners.) In its official capacity,
the Board also presides over annexation petitions, inspects
and maintains ditch conditions, and rules on proposed road
and alley boundary changes.
strive to identify and achieve the goals necessary to keep
Allen County thriving and maintain its leadership status within
the State of Ohio. The Board serves as ambassador of our community
by meeting regularly with state organizations to insure our
County keeps in step with new legislation and opportunities
for enrichment and growth.
While the Commissioners
work diligently to listen to the heartbeat of the community,
the administrative offices serve to implement their directives
and oversee the distribution of monies to the offices.
The functions of these offices are diverse and require
the expertise of specialists to run each operation.
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