The County Administrator is appointed by the Board of Commissioners. The primary responsibilities of the Administrator include supervising the daily operations of the county, offering insight and recommendations to the Board of Commissioners, carrying out directives of the Board of Commissioners, serving as a liaison between the Board of Commissioner and county offices, and providing risk management, contract, personnel, and financial oversight.
The Finance and Human Resources Departments are located within the Administration Office and are highlighted individually, elsewhere. The eight-member staff of the Administration Office provides operational and professional support, as well as project management services, to the Administrator, Board of Commissioners, and county departments.
In addition to Administration staff, the following departments directly report to the County Administrator: Building and Grounds, Building Safety and Permits, Commission on Aging, Community Development, Emergency Services, Equalization/Tax Mapping, Information Technology, and Medical Examiner. The County Administrator also oversees Central Dispatch, County Parks, and the Veteran Affairs Department.