Board of Commissioners

Mission

Provide the highest quality services in a fiscally responsible manner to promote the health, safety and general welfare of all Oconee County citizens.

Responsibilities

The Oconee County Board of Commissioners is the county governing authority as provided by state law.  The Board is vested with budget and taxing authority, ordinance making authority, and control of county property, roads and facilities.

The chairman and commissioners are elected at-large for staggered terms of four years.  The Chairman is a full-time elected official and the county's Chief Executive Officer who, in consultation with the Commissioners, appoints officers and staff as needed to administer the responsibilities of the Board.

The Board conducts regular monthly meetings on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Commission Meeting Chambers, Room 224 on the second floor of the Oconee County Courthouse.  They also conduct their monthly agenda setting meeting on the last Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Commission Chambers.

Terms of office:

Commission Chair:  term expires 12/31/2016

Post 1 Commissioner:  term expires 12/31/2016

Post 2 Commissioner:  term expires 12/31/2014

Post 3 Commissioner:  term expires 12/31/2014

Post 4 Commissioner:  term expires 12/31/2016

 

 

 

  

Oconee County Board of Commissioners

Chairman Melvin Davis
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Commissioner Jim Luke, Post 1
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Commissioner John Daniell, Post 2
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Commissioner Margaret Hale, Post 3
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Commissioner Mark Saxon, Post 4
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Jeff Benko, Administrative Officer
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Jane Greathouse, County Clerk
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P.O. Box 145
23 North Main Street
Watkinsville, GA 30677

Phone: 706-769-5120
Fax: 706-769-0705

Hours: Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

FAQs

1) When does the Board of Commissioners meet?

2) Which Commissioner serves my district?

3) How can I address the Board of Commissioners on an item that is not on the meeting agenda?

4) How do I email the Board of Commissioners?



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FAQs 

1) When does the Board of Commissioners meet?

The Regular Meetings of the Oconee County Board of Commissioners are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Oconee County Board of Commissioners Meeting Chambers, Room 224, on the second floor of the Oconee County Courthouse, 23 North Main Street, Watkinsville, Georgia.

An Agenda Setting Meeting is held the Tuesday preceding the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Oconee County Board of Commissioners Meeting Chambers, Room 224, on the second floor of the Oconee County Courthouse, 23 North Main Street, Watkinsville, Georgia. At the Agenda Setting Meeting, the Board of Commissioners reviews those items to be considered at the Regular Meeting.

During December of each year, the Board of Commissioners approves a meeting schedule for the following year, taking into account any scheduling conflicts. The meeting schedule is posted on the County Website and the Courthouse Bulletin Board.
 

2) Which Commissioner serves my district?

Commissioners are elected at-large to designated posts.  They are elected to represent all county
citizens throughout the county.


3) How can I address the Board of Commissioners on an item that is not on the meeting agenda? 

There is an agenda item on each agenda providing the public an opportunity for public comment at the beginning of the Regular and Agenda Setting Meetings.
 

4) How do I email the Board of Commissioners?

Chairman Melvin Davis
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Post 1 Commissioner Jim Luke
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Post 2 Commissioner John Daniell
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Post 3 Commissioner Margaret S. Hale
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Post 4 Commissioner Mark Saxon
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