Mecklenburg County has a nine-member Board of County Commissioners. It is the governing body for our county. The board is made up of six commissioners elected by district, and three at-large commissioners who represent the membership of the entire county.
The board's major responsibilities include adopting the annual county budget, setting the county property tax rate, and assessing and establishing priorities on the many community needs, especially those related to health, education, welfare, mental health, and the environment. The board also makes appointments to citizen advisory committees.