The 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.
The 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.
Pursuant 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 period.
Notary services, including the seal, are available in the Bay County Executive's office. This is a free service.
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
Bay County Vision:
The vision of Bay County Government is to provide a continuously improving quality of life in our community through leadership and services.
Bay County Mission:
Bay County will provide efficient customer and taxpayer-focused public services that improve the quality of life for Bay County residents.