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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    Chair Arkoosh Highlights Federal Investments Coming to Montgomery County During White House Visit

    Today Dr. Val Arkoosh, chair of the Montgomery County Commissioners attended the Communities in Action: Building a Better Pennsylvania event at the White House. The visit highlighted direct investments to Montgomery County residents.
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    Montgomery County Hosting Hiring Event for Correctional Officers in Eagleville

    The Montgomery County Correctional Facility and the Montgomery County Department of Human Resources are inviting interested candidates for the role of correctional officer to a walk-up hiring event on Saturday, October 15, 2022.
  3. Hay Ride Pennypacker Mills

    Pennypacker Mills Announces All Hallows’ Eve Fall Festival

    Join the fun on Saturday, October 15, from 1 to 4 p.m. as Pennypacker Mills celebrates Halloween with hayrides around the meadow, kid-crafts, pumpkin painting, hay pile jumping, a bean bag toss game, and seasonal refreshments.
  4. Tom Frawley - SRPRA Interim Director

    Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority Appoints Thomas Frawley as Interim Executive Director

    Members of the Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority (SRPRA) voted unanimously yesterday to appoint Thomas E. Frawley, P.E. Esq, as Interim Executive Director for the SRPRA, effectively immediately.
  5. CPS Week - The Road to Safety

    Free In-Person Car Seat Checks Offered During National Child Passenger Safety Week

    The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health (OPH) is participating in Child Passenger Safety Week this week from September 18-24, 2022.
  6. Voters Telephone Town Hall (2)

    Montgomery County Announces Voting Telephone Town Hall

    Montgomery County Voter Services Office will hold a Telephone Town Hall on September 28 at 6 p.m. to provide voters with the information they need to make their voice heard in this November’s General Election.
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    County Commissioners Allocate Additional $1.2 Million to Support Unhoused Population

    During their board meeting, the Montgomery County Commissioners took action to allocate an additional $1.2 million dollars in funding to support the county’s unhoused population through increased street outreach and emergency hoteling services.
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    Update on Sheriff’s Deputies Injured at SCI Phoenix Training Exercise

    Today, three members of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad participated in an FBI-led explosives training on the campus of SCI Phoenix. During the training, a bomb detonated unexpectedly, and three Sheriff’s Deputies were among the injured.
  9. Green Lane Park Bird and Wildlife Festival

    Upper Perkiomen Bird and Wildlife Festival Returns to Green Lane Park

    Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host the 11th Annual Upper Perkiomen Bird and Wildlife Festival on Saturday, September 24, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  10. Whites Rd Park mosquito spray area

    Mosquito Spraying in Lansdale Borough on September 14, 2022

    The spray event will occur, weather permitting, Wednesday, September 14, 2022, from approximately 7:45 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.
  11. Montgomery County Commerce Department Announces Virtual Economic Development Financing Forum

    The virtual event will take place at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 20, 2022.
  12. Mansion from the Meadow

    Pennypacker Mills to Host Edgar Allen Poe Porch Performance

    Visitors are invited to Pennypacker Mills on October 1, 2022 for this year’s final Porch Performance, Edgar Allen Poe: Readings from Virginia Poe.
  13. Cooling Towers at Limerick Generating Station

    County Announces Free Distribution of Potassium Iodide Tablets for Limerick Area Residents

    On Thursday, September 15, 2022, the Montgomery County Office of Public Health will provide free potassium iodide (KI) tablets to Montgomery County residents who live, work, or attend schools within a 10-mile radius of the Limerick Generating Station.
  14. Ridege Pike Section D Traffic Restric

    Lane Closures Coming to Barren Hill Road on September 6

    As part of the Ridge Pike Improvement Project, Barren Hill Road will have intermittent single lane closures on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 between Ridge Pike and Harts Lane for soil testing.
  15. Lower Perkiomen Valley Park mosquito spray area

    Mosquito Spraying in Upper Providence Township on September 2, 2022

    The spray event will occur, weather permitting, Friday, September 2, 2022, from approximately 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  16. Ambler mosquito spray area

    Mosquito Spraying in Ambler Borough on September 1, 2022

    The spray event will occur, weather permitting, Thursday, September 1, 2022, from approximately 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  17. West Pottsgrove mosquito spray area

    Mosquito Spraying in West Pottsgrove Borough on August 31, 2022

    The spray event will occur, weather permitting, Wednesday, August 31, 2022, from approximately 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  18. Civil War reenactment at Peter Wentz Farmstead

    Peter Wentz Farmstead Announces Upcoming Civil War Themed Weekend

    The Civil War is coming to the Peter Wentz Farmstead on September 17 and 18, 2022! Visitors are invited to experience how the War affected society from both a military and civilian perspective.
  19. Career Fair at Montgomery Mall

    MontcoWorks Announces Fall Job Fair at Plymouth Meeting Mall

    MontcoWorks and PA CareerLink® Montgomery County are partnering with the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Montgomery County to hold a job fair and business expo at the Plymouth Meeting Mall on Tuesday October 11, 2022 from Noon to 5 p.m.
  20. Lower Moreland Areas 8.24.22

    Mosquito Spraying in Lower Moreland on August 24 and 25, 2022

    The spray event will occur, weather permitting, for area 1 on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 and area 2 on Thursday, August 25, 2022. Both sprays will take place from approximately 7:45 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
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