The Board of Commissioners consists of seven elected officials who, with the exception of the Chairman, represent six geographical districts. The Chairman is elected at-large and represents the entire County. The Board is responsible for devising and establishing policies for the County government designed to benefit the citizens of Dougherty County. These policies are then implemented by departmental personnel. The Board establishes immediate and long-range goals and projects to improve the quality of life for all residents of the County.
The County Administrator is the chief administrative officer of Dougherty County and the administrative head of County government. The County Administrator is appointed by the Board of Commissioners and is responsible to the Board for proper and efficient administration of the daily operations of the County.
Directly under and included in the County Administrator's budget is the Finance Department. The Finance Department, under the direction of the Finance Director, is responsible for all financial services required by the County government. This department is responsible for providing accurate, relevant financial/operational information to the various County departments, but it also serves the County Administrator, the Board of Commissioners and the general public. The department operates under established management principles and adheres to generally accepted accounting principles.
The Assistant County Administrator performs administrative duties in assisting the County Administrator in the various functions and activities of the County Administrative Office and Divisions. The Assistant County Administrator works under the direction of and is responsible to the County Administrator.