- County Commissioners
- Kenneth E. Lawrence Jr., Chair
- Jamila H. Winder, Vice Chair
- Joseph C. Gale, Commissioner
OverviewThe legislative and executive arm of the Montgomery County government is the three member Board of Commissioners. Elected at large for four year terms, the three choose one of their members to be chairman. Provisions are made for minority party representation as the electorate votes for two from the four candidates seeking the three positions. If a vacancy occurs, the county judges appoint a replacement.
The commissioners name all department heads, as well as most members of the various boards, authorities, and committees. In addition, the commissioners appoint all county employees and, sitting as the Salary Board with the Controller, establish salaries of all employees.
The management of county property and all phases of financial administration, except final audit, also rests with the commissioners. They are responsible for the preparation, adoption and execution of the annual budget, as well as for the taxing of all property, both real and personal, for county purposes. They have jurisdiction over County maintained roads and bridges and supervision of the Court House and other county operated facilities, such as the Youth Center in West Norriton Township.
- 10 a.m.
- Typically, meetings are held on the first and third Thursdays of the month
- Location: One Montgomery Plaza, 425 Swede Street, 8th Floor Board Room, Norristown, PA 19404
Public CommentPublic comment will be accepted by mail, email, in-person, and virtually via Zoom. Please read the rules for public comment here.
- By Email: email@example.com
- By Mail: Montgomery County Board of Commissioners, P.O. Box 311, Norristown, PA 19404
- Virtual: Residents may login during the meeting to provide comment virtually through Zoom. Click here to register.
- In person: One Montgomery Plaza, 425 Swede Street, 8th Floor Board Room, Norristown, PA 19404
Agendas, Minutes & Video RecordingsAgendas are available prior to the meetings.
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Recordings of Board of Commissioners Meetings from 2021 through the present can be found on a dedicated Youtube playlist. Earlier meeting recordings can be found:
- 2020 Board of Commissioners Meetings
All Board of Commissioners Meetings will be streamed live on this page. Meetings are also streamed live on the Montgomery County Facebook page, Twitter account and County's YouTube channel.
Meeting Video Note
Montgomery County reserves the right to edit the posted version of meeting videos to ensure all comments are germane to Montgomery County business or otherwise comply with the requirements of the Pennsylvania Sunshine Act, 65 Pa.C.S. §§ 701-716, as determined by the County Solicitor.
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Enrollment now open for Peter Wentz Farmstead – Colonial Camp 2023Join us this summer for the Peter Wentz Farmstead’s Colonial Camp, where you can step back into the eighteenth century and live like a colonial farmer for a week! Read on...
Montgomery County Awards $2.5M in Montco 2040 Implementation GrantsThe Montgomery County Commissioners today announced that 15 projects in the county will receive Montco 2040 Implementation Grants, totaling nearly $2,500,00. Read on...
Deadline Extended for 2023 Montgomery Awards NominationsThe Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC) has extended the 2023 Montgomery Awards Call for Entries to May 15, 2023.
Norristown Residents Asked to Provide Input on Future Community FacilityAs part of its ongoing public engagement, the Montgomery County Recovery Office is seeking input from Norristown residents on plans to create a community gathering space.
8th Annual Montco Trail Challenge Returns This WeekendThis annual family-friendly program encourages participants to track their visits to select Montgomery County trails to earn awards for completing visits to five, ten, or fifteen participating trails.
Recommendations for 2023 Mosquito Season from the Montgomery County Office of Public HealthSign up for mosquito spray alerts in your area!
County Announces 12 Secure Ballot Drop-Off Box Locations & Satellite Offices for May 16Montgomery County Board of Elections announced it will install 12 secure ballot drop-off boxes throughout the County to help voters meet the May 16 Primary Election deadline. The deadline to register for this election is May 1, 2023.
Local Historical Sites Announce May and June EventsMontgomery County Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites invites the public to attend upcoming events hosted at its historic sites in May and June. These events are family friendly and are low or no cost to attend, reservations are recommended.
Montgomery County Celebrates National Community Development WeekThrough a recent proclamation, the Montgomery County Commissioners have recognized April 10-14, 2023, as National Community Development Week. To celebrate, the County is highlighting the importance of community development projects and their impact.
Montgomery County Roads and Bridges Releases 2023 Paving ScheduleThe Montgomery County Roads and Bridges Department has released details on its 2023 repaving program. Annual resurfacing operations will begin on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, and are expected to last through April.
Montgomery County Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Events Start April 29By appointment only. Pre-registration required.
SRPRA submits application to FRA’s Corridor Identification and Development ProgramIf accepted, SRPRA would receive federal funding for the next stages of planning for the potential return of passenger rail service after an absence of four decades.
Montgomery County Planning Commission Seeks Nominations for 2023 Montgomery AwardsThe Montgomery County Planning Commission is looking for projects and individuals/organizations that represent the best in site design, environmental stewardship, and planning advocacy in Montgomery County.
Public Input Sought for Green Lane Park Master Plan UpdateMontgomery County Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites has announced a series of public meetings and other interactive public feedback tools to inform the master plan update for Green Lane Park. The first meeting will be held on April 5, 2023.
Norristown Farm Park to Conduct Deer CullMontgomery County Park, Trails, and Historic Sites have announced it will conduct a deer cull at Norristown Farm Park. The cull will be held during the month of March in coordination with state and federal agencies.
Montgomery County Opens New Chester Valley Trail ExtensionThe Montgomery County Commissioners joined with other local officials today to cut the ribbon on the Chester Valley Trail Extension, a 3.8-mile extension of the Chester Valley Trail.
Montgomery County Issues Code Blue for March 13 - 15, 2023The Code Blue has been issued for the period beginning Monday, March 13, 2023, at 10 p.m., and ending on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at 10 a.m. During this time, either the temperature or the wind chill is expected to be below 20 degrees Fahrenheit.
Emergency Road Closure Announced for Gerryville Pike in Marlboro TownshipMontgomery County Roads & Bridges have announced the emergency closure of Gerryville Pike between Upper Ridge Road and Hoppenville Road in Green Lane. This stretch of road will be closed until further notice due to an emergency culvert repair.
Local Historical Sites Offer Hands-on Programs this SpringMontgomery County Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites invites the public to attend upcoming events hosted at its historic sites this spring. These events are family friendly and are low or no cost to attend, reservations are recommended.