The Board of Commissioners is the county's governing body. The Board is the central policy-making body of the county and approves the county's budget.
There are four committees that are formed solely of members of the Board of Commissioners. These committees consider specific issues in detail and make recommendations to the Board.
A number of commissions & advisory boards have been created to assist the Board of Commissioners in various ways. Members of these commissions and boards are appointed by the Board.