Richmond County Board of Commissioners
Richmond County is governed by a Board of Commissioners, comprised of seven members, who are elected at-large on a partisan basis by county-wide vote. Commissioners serve four-year terms and elections are held in November of even-numbered years. The board takes office at its first meeting in December following a November election and at that time, elects a chair and vice-chair.
Primary duties of the board include:
• Formulating Policy;
• Adopting an Annual Budget;
• Establishing the Annual Property Tax Rate;
• Appointing Various Officials;
• Planning for County Needs, and
• Enacting Local Ordinances.
The board also has the authority to call bond referendums, authorize the County Manager to enter into contracts and establish new programs and departments.
All meetings are open to the public. The board holds regular meetings on the first Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Regular meetings are broadcast live on cable access channel 16. Meetings are held in the Commissioners Chambers, located on the second floor of the Richmond County Administrative Office, 125 South Hancock Street, Rockingham.
All Commissioners may also be contacted through the Richmond County Administrative Office at 125 South Hancock Street, PO Box 504, Rockingham, NC 28380.