County Commissioners

County Commissioners

   Chad A. Blessinger, President
   Nick Hostetter
   Serice Stenftenagel

Counties in Indiana elect three commissioners to preside on the Board of Commissioners. The officials are elected by popular vote for a 4-year term and must live in the district they represent. The commissioners make up the Executive Board of our County Government and form the legislative body for local ordinances that need to be passed. County Commissioners are also responsible for the administration of all county business. Many duties and responsibilities belong to the Commissioners. A few functions of the Board of County Commissioners are:

1. Maintain and supervise county properties such as 

  • Courthouse
  • Jail/Security Center
  • Highway Department
  • Annex Buildings
  • Community Corrections
2. Audit and authorize the invoices claimed against the county.
3. Establish voting precincts in the county.
4. Supervise the building and maintenance of roads and bridges, also authorize county road maps.
5. Serve with others on the County Drainage Board.
6. Help establish the salaries and wage classifications of county officers and their employees.
7. Oversee county waste disposal through the County Solid Waste Department.
8. Provide park and recreation facilities through the County Park Board.

The Board of Commissioners meet on the first and third Monday of each month.  If a holiday falls on a Monday, the meeting is held on the next business day.

To be placed on the meeting agenda, please contact the Dubois County Auditor's office at 812-481-7000 or send an email to

Rules of Meeting Decorum

Contact the County Auditor to be placed on a meeting agenda at 812-481-7000.

Commissioners Office