About the Commissioners
The Board of Sumter County Commissioners is the legislative and governing body of the County.
Sumter County is a Constitutional County, meaning that authority to operate is derived directly from the Constitution of the State of Florida and not from a locally adopted charter.
The Board selects a Chairman from among the members, a Vice Chairman and Second Vice Chairman who presides over the Board in the absence of the Chairman.
- Adopting ordinances and resolutions, which establish policies and programs to protect the health, safety, and general welfare of the citizens of the county
- Adopting an operating budget for the functions of the county government
- Appointing the County Administrator to carry out executive responsibilities