Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners
Janet C. Long
2023 Vice Chair
The Board of County Commissioners (BCC) is the elected body that oversees your Pinellas County Government. The State constitution gives the BCC the power to adopt ordinances (local laws), approve the County budget, set property tax millages and establish the requirements for the departments under its control. The Board governs all unincorporated areas of the county directly.
The BCC does not have control of the budgets or policies of the School Board. The BCC approves support funding for court services, insofar as County funds are concerned, and approves the budgets of the Clerk of the Circuit Court, the Sheriff and the Supervisor of Elections. Budgets for the Tax Collector and the Property Appraiser are approved by the State Department of Revenue and filed with the BCC.
The commissioners also serve on other Boards for the County, such as the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee, Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas, Homeless Leadership Board, Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority and the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority. View the complete list of Committee / Board Appointments / Assignments for Commissioners.
Meetings are held twice a month, usually, but not always, on the first and third Tuesdays. The earlier meeting in the month begins at 9:30 a.m. Agendas, minutes, and videos of County Commission meetings are available online.
Meetings in the latter part of the month are held in two parts: Invocation, Pledge of Allegiance, Presentations and Awards, Citizens to be Heard and Agenda items are discussed with the Board at 2 p.m., after which there is a break and the Board reconvenes at 6 p.m. with scheduled Public Hearings. These meetings are designated for zoning matters as well.
The public is invited to attend these meetings, which are usually held in the fifth floor Assembly Room of the Pinellas County Courthouse, 315 Court Street, Clearwater, or in the Palm Room at 333 Chestnut Street in Clearwater. Board meetings are televised LIVE and repeated during the week on the Pinellas County Government television station – Pinellas County Connection TV (PCC-TV). Meetings are also streamed live on YouTube. These meetings are closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Providing Input to the Board of County Commissioners
Contact information for each commissioner is on that commissioner’s webpage, accessible by clicking on their individual photos or from the menu at the left above. To send a message to one or more commissioner, you also may use the Board of County Commissioners General Contact Form. To address the Board at a meeting or provide your input for items on an agenda, see the guide to Participating in a Board of County Commissioners Meeting.
See upcoming meeting dates, download agendas and learn how you can participate in Board of County Commissioners meeting at the link below.
Find your district and see who represents you on the Board of County Commissioners using our district information maps.
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Pinellas County Administration
The County Administrator is the chief administrative officer for Pinellas County government and is responsible for leading more than 1,900 dedicated employees who strive to provide the most efficient and fiscally-responsible services to county residents and visitors.
Pinellas County Government is committed to progressive public policy, superior public service, courteous public contact, judicious exercise of authority and responsible management of public resources to meet the needs and concerns of our residents today and tomorrow.
Additional County Resources
The annual Accomplishments Report is a testament to the many ways in which we work with you—our citizens—to deliver services that meet your needs and make you proud to live in this community.
Sustainability & Resiliency Report
Pinellas County has established the overarching goal of becoming more sustainable and resilient to current vulnerabilities and future conditions through both internal governmental practices and external community services.