County Commissioners

Members 

Overview

The 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 chairperson. 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. 

Board of Commissioners Meetings

Attending or Watching a Meeting

Typically, our Board of Commissioners meet on select Thursdays each month starting at 10 a.m. Meetings are held at One Montgomery Plaza, located at 425 Swede Street, Norristown, PA in the 8th Floor Boardroom. 

All are welcome to join us in person. For those who do, there is paid and accessible parking available nearby:

  • Street parking surrounding the Montgomery County Courthouse on Airy, Swede, Main and DeKalb Streets.
  • Cherry Street Garage, 129 W. Main Street, Norristown
  • Main Street Garage, 20 E. Main Street, Norristown

All Board of Commissioners meetings are also streamed live on this page as well as to our Facebook page, Twitter account and YouTube channel for those unable to join us in-person who still wish to follow along.

Public Comment

Those wishing to participate in the meetings by providing Public Comment can do so in the following ways:

  • by email: commissioners@montgomerycountypa.gov
  • by mail: Montgomery County Board of Commissioners, P.O. Box 311, Norristown, PA 19404
  • virtually via Zoom: 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 19401

 Please read the rules for public comment here.

Agendas, Minutes & Video Recordings

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. 

Most Recent AgendaView All Agendas

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:

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.

Commissioner Request Forms

If you are a County employee or member of the public who would like to have our County Commissioners recognize a special day or event, either by appearing in person or by issuing a written proclamation, please use the forms below:

  1. Montgomery County Extends Code Blue Cold Weather Declaration For February 20 to February 22, 2024

    A Code Blue is declared when winter conditions pose a threat of serious harm or death to people without shelter.
  2. Montgomery County Announces Stephen Forster as New Director of Commerce

    Forster will head the County department responsible for economic and workforce development.
  3. Montgomery County Extends Code Blue Cold Weather Declaration for February 15 - February 20, 2024

    A Code Blue is declared when winter conditions pose a threat of serious harm or death to people without shelter. Read on...
  4. Montgomery County Issues Code Blue Cold Weather Declaration for February 11 - February 15, 2024

    A Code Blue is declared when winter conditions pose a threat of serious harm or death to people without shelter.
  5. Montco’s Chief Public Defender Appointed to Committee Overseeing State’s First Public Defense Fund

    Montgomery County’s Chief Public Defender, Christine P. Lora, Esquire, has been appointed to Pennsylvania’s newly established statewide Indigent Defense Advisory Committee.
  6. Montgomery County Announces Tax Rebate for Volunteer Fire and EMS Personnel

    The program allows volunteer members of fire companies and eligible nonprofit emergency medical service (EMS) agencies to apply for up to 100% rebate on real estate property taxes, in acknowledgement of the service they provide to the community. Read on...
  7. Montgomery County Extends Code Blue Cold Weather Declaration for February 7 - February 9, 2024

    A Code Blue is declared when winter conditions pose a threat of serious harm or death to people without shelter. Read on...
  8. Montgomery County Certifies North Penn School District Special Election Results

    Today the Montgomery County Board of Elections voted unanimously to certify the results of the January 16 North Penn Special Election.
  9. Montgomery County Issues Code Blue Cold Weather Declaration for February 2 - February 7, 2024

    A Code Blue is declared when winter conditions pose a threat of serious harm or death to people without shelter.
  10. February Events at MontCo Parks and Historic Sites

    Whether or not a certain groundhog sees his shadow this Friday, Montgomery County’s parks and historic sites have a busy February of family-friendly events.
  11. Montgomery County Declares Code Blue for January 28 - February 1, 2024

    A Code Blue is declared when winter conditions pose a threat of serious harm or death to people without shelter.
  12. Montgomery County Approves Funding for Local Police Departments to Join County-Wide RMS

    Montgomery County Board of Commissioners approved funding for up to 17 more municipal police departments to opt-in to the county-wide law enforcement Record Management System (RMS)
  13. Montgomery County Board Of Elections Approves Common-Sense Policy For Dating Ballots

    The policy adopted by the Montgomery County Board of Elections allows for mail-in and absentee ballots to be counted if the date has an incorrect or missing year with an accurate month and day.
  14. Montgomery County Extends Code Blue Cold Weather Declaration for January 23 - January 24, 2024

    A Code Blue is declared when winter conditions pose a threat of serious harm or death to people without shelter.
  15. Montgomery County Celebrates African Americans in Arts and Culture for Annual Black History Program

    Four events throughout the month focus on the topics of movies, music, hair art, and fashion, culminating in a special in-person celebration at the end of the month. Read on...
  16. Visit Pennypacker Mills this February for a free Valentine craft workshop for kids

    Visit Pennypacker Mills this February for a free Valentine craft workshop for kids Read on...
  17. Montgomery County Extends Code Blue Cold Weather Declaration for January 18 - January 23, 2024

    A Code Blue is declared when winter conditions pose a threat of serious harm or death to people without shelter.
  18. Montgomery County Declares Code Blue Cold Weather Declaration for January 13 - January 18, 2024

    A Code Blue is declared when winter conditions pose a threat of serious harm or death to people without shelter.
  19. Montgomery County Launches New Call Center for Homeless Response

    A new phone number for Your Way Home will provide more direct access to services through the County
  20. PUBLIC HEALTH NOTICE: MONTCO HEALTH OFFICIALS WARN RESIDENTS OF POSSIBLE MEASLES EXPOSURES

    A Philadelphia patient, who was exposed to measles, visited two healthcare providers in Montgomery County.
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