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 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. 

MEETINGS

  • 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 COMMENT

Public comment will be accepted by mail, email, in-person, and virtually via Zoom. Please read the rules for public comment here.

  • By Email: commissioners@montcopa.org
  • 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 RECORDINGS

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. 
Most Recent Agenda | View All Agendas & Videos

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

- 2019 Board of Commissioners Meetings

LIVE STREAM

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.

WELCOME MESSAGE

This website is designed to be your gateway to information and resources available to residents, business owners, employees, and visitors to Montgomery County, Pa—one of the most diverse, historic, and economically vibrant counties in America. 

As the third largest county in Pennsylvania, Montgomery County is home to more than 820,000 residents. There are scores of major employers and industries that have chosen Montgomery County to locate and expand. Within our 487 square miles, we have award-winning trails and parks, including Valley Forge National Historic Park. There are also countless locations to shop, take in a show, or enjoy a wide range of food.

County officials and employees take pride in serving the people who call Montgomery County home, build a business here or come for a visit. The services provided by our employees cover social needs, business development, employee training, recreational opportunities, public safety, courts, roads, and bridges. 

Whether you are a lifelong resident, a first time visitor, or entrepreneur, welcome to Montgomery County. We hope our website helps you make the best of your time here.

If you are a County employee or member of the public who would like to have a Montgomery County Proclamation to recognize a special day or event, please fill out the Commissioners' Office Proclamation and Ceremonial Document Request Form.

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    County Announces Road Closure for Upcoming Infrastructure Improvements in New Hanover Township

    A detour will begin on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 on Swamp Pike between New Hanover Square Road and Ridge Pike. The detour is necessary to reconstruct the Swamp Pike Bridge (Bridge 166) to ensure it is structurally sound and safe for motorists.
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    Montgomery County Launches National Search for Health and Human Services Director

    The HHS Director is responsible for the coordination, development, direction, implementation, quality and equitable delivery of services provided by the integrated department of Health and Human Services. Applications are encouraged by July 14, 2022.
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    Pennypacker Mills Announces Summer Happenings

    The public is invited to Pennypacker Mills, the historic mansion home of former Pennsylvania Governor Samuel W. Pennypacker to attend upcoming summer programs at the historic site.
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    Montgomery County Maintains Triple A Bond Rating for Fifth Year

    The Montgomery County Commissioners announced that Montgomery County has received the highest bond rating—Aaa with a stable outlook—from Moody’s Investors Service for the fifth year in a row.
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    Peter Wentz Farmstead Now Accepting Registrations for Kids Colonial Camp July 11-15, 2022

    This year’s Colonial Camp will run from July 11-15, 2022 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Lansdale. Each day, living historians will lead campers through hands-on demonstrations of historical crafts, like calligraphy, ceramics, woodworking, and more.
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    Montgomery County Invites Public Feedback on Cross County Trail East Proposed Final Alignment

    Now through Friday, June 24, 2022, community members can review the concept plans for the proposed trail alignment and submit questions and comments.
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    Montgomery County Planning Commission Releases Return on Environment Study

    The study demonstrates how protected open space—public parks and trails, preserved farmland, and private conserved lands—results in millions of dollars in terms of savings, earnings, and avoided costs each year.
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    Montgomery County Announces Juneteenth Events

    Montgomery County and community organizations are hosting more than 20 upcoming events over the next week to celebrate Juneteenth, which marks the end of slavery in the U.S.
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    Your Way Home Releases Preliminary Montgomery County 2022 Point-In-Time Count

    The 2022 PIT Count identified 568 individuals sleeping in one of the County’s emergency shelters (including hotel rooms paid for with public funding), transitional housing projects, or outdoors.
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    Free Event on Strategies to Enhance Walking and Bicycling in Montgomery County Communities

    This event will feature presentations on successful local projects and provide municipal staff, elected and appointed officials, and advocates with practical and cost-effective tools to add sidewalks, bicycle lanes, and other infrastructure improvements.
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    Montgomery County Announces Nominating Committee to Create Public Defender Advisory Board

    A nominating committee has been formed to begin the process to establish an independent Office of the Public Defender Advisory Board. Members of the public are encouraged to apply or submit nominations.
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    Pottsgrove Manor Invites Community to Two Juneteenth Programs

    The public is invited to join Pottsgrove Manor for a Juneteenth Book Club and lecture on Saturday, June 18, 2022 to honor the history of the black experience in America.
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    Eighteen Projects Receive Montco 2040 Implementation Grants from Montgomery County

    Eighteen local municipalities have been awarded grants. Projects focus on building trails, paths, sidewalk connections and bike facilities; downtown and community destination support; and adaptation and resiliency projects.
  14. Montgomery County Moves to CDC High COVID-19 Community Level, Urges the Public to Take Precautions

    Montgomery County is now in the CDC-defined “high” level of community transmission for COVID-19. The public is urged to wear a mask indoors in public, stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines, and get tested if you have symptoms.
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    Planning Commission Offering Free Public Webinars: “Hot Topics: Big Changes on a Small Scale”

    The Montgomery County Planning Commission invites the public to attend a free webinar focused on important and timely planning issues facing Montco communities. The webinar will take place on May 24, 2022 from 4 to 6 p.m. via Zoom.
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    Green Lane Park Summer Concert Series Sponsored by PECO Starts This Weekend

    Green Lane Park announced it will kick off its 2022 Summer Concert Series this weekend. Visitors are invited to attend these live open-air performances on Sunday evenings from 6-8 p.m.
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    Pennypacker Mills Announces June Events

    Looking for new and exciting events for the whole family to enjoy? Pennypacker Mills is the place! Check out the upcoming events being held in June.
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    Montgomery County Office of Public Health Provides Recommendations for 2022 Mosquito Season

    With the onset of warmer weather, mosquito season is starting and the Montgomery County Office of Public Health has steps residents can take to protect themselves from spreading mosquito-borne disease.
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    Montgomery County Announces Juneteenth Art and Prose of Freedom Contest

    In anticipation of upcoming Juneteenth events across the county, Montgomery County announced plans to hold the inaugural Art and Prose of Freedom Contest. The theme for this year's contest is “What does freedom mean to you?”
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    7th Annual Montco Trail Challenge Returns

    Montgomery County announced the return of the Montco Trail Challenge for its seventh year. This annual family-friendly program encourages participants to track their visits to select County trails to earn awards.
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