County Executive as chief administrator has influence over all
departments, except those headed by other elected officials. In that
manner, the County Executive appoints and supervises all department
heads. It is the duty of the County Executive to coordinate all county
activities and unify the management of county affairs, enforce all
orders, rules and ordinances passed by the Board of Commissioners and
all laws enacted by the state. In addition, the County Executive must
submit to the Board of Commissioners a recommended budget each year.
The County Executive, like other elected county officials, is independent of the Board of Commissioners.
office of the Ombudsman was established to receive, investigate, and
seek to resolve all justified citizen complaints against Bay County
government. The Ombudsman will provide information and referrals, and
recommend alternative action, when citizen complaints do not fall within
the jurisdiction of service rendered by the County Executive.
to the ADA (Americans with Disability Act), individuals with a
disability who wish to participate in meetings, may contact the
executive's office to request aids/services, within a reasonable time
Notary services, including the seal, are available in the Bay County Executive's office. This is a free service.
Act 139 Departments
These Departments are under the supervision of the Bay County Executive, based on the Optional Unified Form of Government created by Public Act 139 of 1979.