County Commissioners

Meetings

  • 3 p.m.
  • 1st and 3rd Monday of every month
  • 1st Monday Meeting Location:
    Woodhull Building
    Commissioners' Office Conference Room
    1st Floor
    14 Main Street
    Newport, NH 03773
  • 3rd Monday Meeting Location:
    5 Nursing Home Drive
    Frank Smith Living Room
    Unity, NH 03773

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Members

Jeffrey Barrette, Chair

Jeffrey Barrette

Bennie C. Nelson, Vice Chair

Bennie C. Nelson

George Hebert, Clerk

George Hebert

The Commissioners Role

The Executive Branch consists of three Commissioners with two commissioners elected every two years and the third commissioner every four years. The Board of Commissioners duties are mandated by NH Statue RSA 28. The Commissioners are part-time elected officials responsible for overall supervision of County Departments, buildings and land, and exercise budgetary oversight over all County expenditures. The Commissioners meet the first and third Monday, of each month, with department heads to discuss old and new business. The Commissioners submit, on a fiscal year (July 1st to June 30th), a budget to the County Delegation for approval.

Commissioners Office

The Commissioners Office is located on Main Street in Newport, the County seat. This office is the primary office for the Board of Commissioners, and currently employs three employees: an Accounts Payable Clerk, an Administrative Assistant, and a Secretary/Receptionist. The employees perform a number of duties, which include: coordinating meetings among officials and public, preparing budgetary reports for Department Heads and Auditors, accounts payable and receivable, monitoring grants as the fiscal agent and maintaining records for all County Offices.

Commissioners’ Meetings

Meetings are open to the public, excluding Executive Sessions (non public).