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About the Supervisors

The Board of Supervisors is composed of five members, elected at large, with each serving a four-year term. Any vacancy occurring in the Board in the interim between elections is filled by appointment by a committee of the County Auditor, the County Treasurer, and the County Recorder. The Board is the legislative body of the County and is empowered to:

  • Make appointments to non-elective County offices and to County boards and commissions.
  • Fill vacancies in elective County offices occurring in the interim between elections except vacancies occurring in its own membership.
  • Approve compensation for County employees other than elected officials and, subject to the limitations imposed by the Compensation Board, approve compensation for elected officials.
  • Allow claims against the County and order payment of those claims.
  • Enter into contracts in the name of the County for the purchase, sale, or lease of property, including real estate, and for the purchase of services.
  • Require reports of County officers on subjects connected with the duties of their officers.
  • Approve budget proposals of County offices and levy property taxes to raise revenues.
  • Manage all County buildings and grounds.
  • Supervise construction and maintenance of the secondary roads system.
  • Establish building zones for unincorporated areas of the County.
  • Make official canvass of votes cast in the County for elections.
  • Approve applications for beer, liquor, and cigarette sales permits for establishments outside incorporated areas.
  • Approve homestead tax credit applications and military service tax credit applications.
Other Information

Johnson County Organizational Chart
Comprehensive List of Committees Supervisors Serve On