OVERVIEWThe 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.
- 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 COMMENTPublic comment will be accepted by mail, email, in-person, and virtually via Zoom. Please read the rules for public comment here.
- By Email: email@example.com
- 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 RECORDINGSAgendas are available prior to the meetings.
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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.
Now through Friday, June 24, 2022, community members can review the concept plans for the proposed trail alignment and submit questions and comments.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?”
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.
Montgomery County officials broke ground on Section D of the Ridge Pike Improvement Project from Crescent Avenue to Philadelphia.
The County Commissioners in Montgomery, Berks, and Chester counties have authorized the creation of the Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority to oversee and implement the restoration of passenger rail service between Reading and Philadelphia.
Government officials representing Montgomery and Bucks counties joined regional community groups and trail enthusiasts to celebrate the opening of a multi-use trail connecting the two counties.