- County Commissioners
- Kenneth E. Lawrence Jr., Chair
- Jamila H. Winder, Vice Chair
- Joseph C. Gale, Commissioner
OverviewThe legislative and executive arm of the Montgomery County government is the three member Board of Commissioners. Elected at large for four year terms, the three choose one of their members to be chairman. Provisions are made for minority party representation as the electorate votes for two from the four candidates seeking the three positions. If a vacancy occurs, the county judges appoint a replacement.
The commissioners name all department heads, as well as most members of the various boards, authorities, and committees. In addition, the commissioners appoint all county employees and, sitting as the Salary Board with the Controller, establish salaries of all employees.
The management of county property and all phases of financial administration, except final audit, also rests with the commissioners. They are responsible for the preparation, adoption and execution of the annual budget, as well as for the taxing of all property, both real and personal, for county purposes. They have jurisdiction over County maintained roads and bridges and supervision of the Court House and other county operated facilities, such as the Youth Center in West Norriton Township.
- 10 a.m.
- Typically, meetings are held on the first and third Thursdays of the month
- Location: One Montgomery Plaza, 425 Swede Street, 8th Floor Board Room, Norristown, PA 19404
Public CommentPublic comment will be accepted by mail, email, in-person, and virtually via Zoom. Please read the rules for public comment here.
- By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- By Mail: Montgomery County Board of Commissioners, P.O. Box 311, Norristown, PA 19404
- Virtual: Residents may login during the meeting to provide comment virtually through Zoom. Click here to register.
- In person: One Montgomery Plaza, 425 Swede Street, 8th Floor Board Room, Norristown, PA 19404
Agendas, Minutes & Video RecordingsAgendas are available prior to the meetings.
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Recordings of Board of Commissioners Meetings from 2021 through the present can be found on a dedicated Youtube playlist. Earlier meeting recordings can be found:
- 2020 Board of Commissioners Meetings
All Board of Commissioners Meetings will be streamed live on this page. Meetings are also streamed live on the Montgomery County Facebook page, Twitter account and County's YouTube channel.
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Norristown Farm Park to Conduct Deer CullMontgomery County Park, Trails, and Historic Sites have announced it will conduct a deer cull at Norristown Farm Park. The cull will be held during the month of March in coordination with state and federal agencies.
Montgomery County Opens New Chester Valley Trail ExtensionThe Montgomery County Commissioners joined with other local officials today to cut the ribbon on the Chester Valley Trail Extension, a 3.8-mile extension of the Chester Valley Trail.
Montgomery County Issues Code Blue for March 13 - 15, 2023The Code Blue has been issued for the period beginning Monday, March 13, 2023, at 10 p.m., and ending on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at 10 a.m. During this time, either the temperature or the wind chill is expected to be below 20 degrees Fahrenheit.
Emergency Road Closure Announced for Gerryville Pike in Marlboro TownshipMontgomery County Roads & Bridges have announced the emergency closure of Gerryville Pike between Upper Ridge Road and Hoppenville Road in Green Lane. This stretch of road will be closed until further notice due to an emergency culvert repair.
Local Historical Sites Offer Hands-on Programs this SpringMontgomery County Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites invites the public to attend upcoming events hosted at its historic sites this spring. These events are family friendly and are low or no cost to attend, reservations are recommended.
Montgomery County Issues Code Blue for March 7 - 9, 2023The Code Blue has been issued for the period beginning Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at 9 p.m., and ending on Thursday, March 9, 2023, at 9 a.m. During this time, either the temperature or the wind chill is expected to be below 20 degrees Fahrenheit.
Lane Closures Begin March 8 for Ridge Avenue Improvement ProjectThe lane closure will be in effect from Pine Ridge Road through Northwestern Avenue in the eastbound direction and from Northwestern Avenue to Park Ave in the westbound direction.
Nonprofits, Municipalities, and Developers Encouraged to Apply for Homelessness Reduction GrantsApplications are now open for community development, housing development, and nonprofits and homeless services projects. Applications are due April 10, 2023.
Montgomery County to Begin Replacement Project of Mill Creek Road Bridge in Lower Merion TownshipConstruction will begin on Monday, March 6, 2023, to replace the Mill Creek Bridge (County Bridge 6), which has been closed since September 2021 due to severe damage caused by the post-Hurricane Ida floodwaters.
Public Invited to Open House on Progress of Cross County Trail WestThe open house is scheduled for Wednesday, March 8, 2023, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Miles Park Building located at 4021 Joshua Road in Lafayette Hill, PA.
Montgomery County Issues Code Blue for February 24 - 25, 2023The Code Blue has been issued for the period beginning Friday, February 24, 2023, at 8 p.m. and ending on Saturday, February 25, 2023, at 11 a.m. During this time, either the temperature or the wind chill is expected to be below 20 degrees Fahrenheit.
Montgomery County to Begin Replacement of Sterigere Street Bridge in NorristownConstruction will begin on Monday, March 6, 2023, for a project to replace the Sterigere Street Bridge. This project will improve mobility and safety on Sterigere Street between Stanbridge Street and Harding Boulevard in Norristown.
Montgomery County Issues Code Blue for February 17 - 18, 2023The Code Blue has been issued for the period beginning Friday, February 17, 2023, at 9 p.m. and ending on Saturday, February 18, 2023, at 9 a.m. During this time, either the temperature or the wind chill is expected to be below 20 degrees Fahrenheit.
Montgomery County Announces Tamra Williams as Director of Health and Human ServicesThe Montgomery County Commissioners have announced the appointment of Dr. Tamra Williams as Director of the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) after conducting a national search.
Montgomery County Issues Code Blue for February 1 - 5, 2023The Code Blue has been issued for the period beginning Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at 8 p.m. and ending on Sunday, February 5, 2023, at 9 a.m. During this time, either the temperature or the wind chill is expected to be below 20 degrees Fahrenheit.
Montgomery County Courts Appoint Jamila H. Winder to Montgomery County Board of CommissionersThe Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas has voted to appoint Jamila H. Winder, of East Norriton, to fill the vacancy on the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners.
Montgomery County Accepting Montco 2040 Implementation Grant ApplicationsThe Montgomery County Planning Commission is now accepting applications for the 2023 cycle of the Montco 2040 Implementation Grant Program. Applications are due March 1, 2023.
Montgomery County to Host Black History Month ProgramMontgomery County’s Black History Month Committee invites the community to attend a four-week long virtual series of panel discussions for Black History Month.