Board of Commissioners


  • 10:00 a.m. Tuesday of each week
  • 11:00 a.m. 2nd Tuesday of each month
  • Adams County Service Complex
    Room 100
    Commissioner/Council Room
    313 W Jefferson Street
    Decatur, IN 46733

Board Members

About the Board

The Board of Commissioners serve as the executive and legislative authority for the county. Their statutory duties include:

  • Appointments to boards, commissions, committees and unelected department heads
  • Auditing and authorization of all county claims
  • Cooperation with all county offices
  • Final approval county Building Regulations and Planning Commissions Regulations
  • Leasing or rental of county owned ground for purposes of mining, farming or gas and oil exploration
  • Management of all county property
  • Preparing the portion of the county budget the Commissioners exercise control over
  • Preserving cemeteries having in conjunction with Township Government
  • Provide for Emergency Ambulance Service
  • Providing county fair and 4-H Projects in partnership with Purdue University
  • Providing park and recreation facilities
  • Receiving bids and authorizing county contracts
  • Serve on the Adams County Drainage Board
  • Supervision of the construction and maintenance of county bridges
  • Supervision of the county road system

Supporting Departments

The following Departments are in the direct line of authority to the Adams County Commissioners:

  • Building and Planning Department
  • Golden Meadows Home
  • Highway Department
  • Information Technology Department

Appointing & Awarding Contracts

The Commissioners also are responsible for appointing or awarding contracts for the leadership of the following departments:

  • Animal Control and Animal Shelter
  • Soil and Water
  • Weights and Measures

Boards Commissioners Serve On

The Commissioners serve as members on the following boards and commissions:

  • Bicounty Services
  • Board of Zoning Appeals
  • Chamber Of Commerce Industrial Division
  • Child Protection Team
  • Economic Development Board
  • Emergency Management Advisory Board
  • Extension Board
  • Health Board
  • Hospital Board
  • Jail Board
  • Joint Drainage Board of Dekalb and Allen Counties
  • Maumee-River Basin Commission
  • Plan Commission
  • Public Defender Board
  • Solid Waste Board
  • Upper-Wabash River Basin Commission
  • Wage Scale Committee
  • Work One Center