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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    Montgomery County Issues “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration for November 30 - December 1, 2022

    A “Code Blue” is declared when winter conditions pose a threat of serious harm or death to people without shelter.
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    Local Historic Homes Offer Holiday Tours & Events

    Montgomery County Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites invites the public to attend upcoming holiday events and tours hosted at its historic sites throughout the remainder of November and December.
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    Montgomery County “Code Blue” Extended to November 22, 2022

    A “Code Blue” is declared when winter conditions pose a threat of serious harm or death to people without shelter.
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    Montgomery County Releases Proposed 2023 Budget and Capital Improvement Plan

    The Commissioners will hold two hybrid virtual and in-person public hearings on the 2023 Proposed Budget and Capital Improvement Plan on December 1, 2022, at 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
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    Montgomery County Issues “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration for November 17 - 21, 2022

    A “Code Blue” is declared when winter conditions pose a threat of serious harm or death to people without shelter.
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    Five Outstanding Projects and an Exceptional Advocate Receive 2022 Montgomery Awards

    Five outstanding projects and their creators and a dedicated advocate of promoting good planning and design through historic preservation, land conservation, and livable and walkable communities were honored yesterday at a Montgomery Awards celebration.
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    Montgomery County to Host National Adoption Day Celebration

    This Saturday, November 19, 2022, families that finalized adoptions throughout 2021 and 2022 will gather to have their pictures taken with the Orphans’ Court Judges and enjoy refreshments and activities.
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    Green Lane Park Announces November Educational Programs

    Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host three educational programs in November.
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    Virtual Public Meeting Scheduled for Input on County’s Hazard Mitigation Plan

    The Montgomery County Planning Commission is hosting a virtual webinar on the County’s hazard mitigation plan on Thursday, November 17, 2022, from 4 to 5 p.m. Meeting participants get updates on the current plan and be able to provide input.
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    County Encourages Participation in Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

    November 12-20, 2022, is Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, a national initiative to shine a spotlight on the problems of hunger and homelessness and organize local communities to take action.
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    Public Webinars Planned for National Apprenticeship Week

    This free webinar will be held on Tuesday November 15 at 10 a.m. and again at 7 p.m. The webinar will highlight local initiatives that can prepare students and career seekers for meaningful careers and Registered Apprenticeship pathways.
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    Montgomery County Reminds Media of Photography Rules for Polling Places

    Ahead of the 2022 General Election, Montgomery County Voter Services is reminding members of the media that photography is prohibited in Montgomery County polling places.
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    Montgomery County Announces Campaign Yard Sign Recycling Sites

    The Montgomery County Recycling Office reminds residents that the drop-off recycling program for campaign yard signs will begin after the 2022 General Election starting on November 9, 2022.
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    Cross County Trail West Feasibility Study Open House Planned for November 17

    The public is invited to learn about the project at an open house on Thursday, November 17, 2022, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Miles Park Building located at 4021 Joshua Road in Lafayette Hill.
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    Pottsgrove Manor Welcomes Dan Graham to Share Iron History

    Iron researcher and author, Dan Graham, presents on the historic origins of the Pennsylvania iron industry, through the story of Thomas Rutter this Saturday, November 5, 2022, at 1 p.m., at Pottsgrove Manor.
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    SRPRA Formalizes Agreement with Transportation for America

    Under the agreement, Transportation for America will provide guidance to the authority during the process of advocating and applying for federal funding to restore passenger rail service in the Reading to Philadelphia corridor.
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    Swamp Pike Bridge in New Hanover Township Reopens Ahead of Schedule

    Montgomery County Roads and Bridges Department has announced that the Swamp Pike Bridge in New Hanover Township has reopened approximately one month ahead of schedule.
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    Public Invited to Trail Junction Center Open House in Norristown

    The public is invited to stop by during an open house for the Trail Junction Center, located at Lafayette and DeKalb Streets in Norristown, this Saturday, October 22, 2022, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
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    Five Municipal Projects Receive Montgomery County Transportation Program Grants

    The Montgomery County Commissioners announced today that five projects across the county will receive Montgomery County Transportation Program (CTP) grants for the 2022 funding cycle.
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    Green Lane Park to Host Fall Foliage Ramble on October 29

    Green Lane Park will host a “Fall Foliage Ramble” on Saturday, October 29, 2022, beginning at 1 p.m. Join us for a stroll on the beautiful Blue Trail as we investigate the wonders of fall leaves and their seasonal transformation.
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