Board of Commissioners


The  Board of Commissioners is the governing body representing the citizens of Montgomery County. State statute authorizes the commission to perform legislative and administrative powers and duties. The Commission approves the budget for all county departments, elected and appointed, approves contracts, and enacts resolutions and regulations to ensure the public health, safety and well-being of all citizens of Montgomery County.

There are three (3) members on the Board of Commissioners with one (1) commissioner elected from each of the three commission districts. The districts are divided equally on the basis of population and in accordance with state statutes are realigned every 3 years. Four-year terms of office are staggered so that no more than two commissioners are elected at any general election. Commissioners are elected on a partisan basis.


The Montgomery County Board of Commissioners meets on Monday of each week and occasionally on Thursday, except holidays. These meeting are listed in the County’s official newspaper, this year it is the County Chronicle. Monday meetings are scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and in the afternoons as required to conclude business. Thursday meeting start at 7:00 p.m. The meetings are held in the Commission Office, in the basement of the Judicial Center, 300 East Myrtle, Independence, KS. With few exceptions as provided by statute, these meetings are open to the public. If you would like to contact the Board please call the County Clerk at 620-330-1200.


Procurement Policy (Updated 2/13/17)

Procurement Policy



District One

District Two

District Three

Robert Bever Larry McManus Fred Brown

Independence Area

Caney Area

Coffeyville Area