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 if needed, except holidays. These meetings are listed in the County’s official newspaper, this year it is the County Chronicle. Meetings are scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and in the afternoons as required.  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.

Public Hearing Notice

Economic Development Applications


The County of Montgomery County is posting this notice for the purpose of considering an application to be submitted to county funds under the our CDBG-CV Micro-business Grant and the Regular business Grant for the effects of COVID-19 on local businesses. The funds will be available for job retention and inventory of maximum $25,000 per job for micro-businesses. And $35,000 per job retained for the regular business grant applicants.  The funds will be used to purchase inventory in order to reopen and will create or retain at least 1 job.  The estimated fund available will be $200,000 for the Grant Assistance to Business Entities and $300,000 for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Meal Programs.  Oral and written comments will be recorded and become a part of Montgomery County CDBG Citizen Participation Plan.


The Public Hearing will be available via a zoom link which may be found at The link is active 15 minutes before the meeting will start on


May 20, 2020 at 9:15am in the Montgomery County Judicial Center basement, located at 300 E. Main Street, Independence, KS 67301.



Reasonable accommodations will be made available to persons with disabilities.  Requests should be submitted to Charlotte Scott Schmidt by May 15, 2020



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