The County Court is the administrative office of Gilliam County. The Court sets policy for the County, oversees all non-elected departments, and represents the County in various forums.
The County Court consists of a County Judge and two Commissioners. The Judge is an elected, nonpartisan position and serves a full-time, 6-year term. The Judge functions as the day-to-day Administrator of the County and Chairman of the Court, as well as serving as Juvenile and Probate Judge. The Commissioners are partisan positions and are elected to serve part-time for a 4-year term. The Court is assisted by a full-time appointed court administrator.
The County Court meets in the Circuit Court Room at the Courthouse on the first and third Wednesdays of each month starting at 10:00 am. Special meetings are held as needed. All meetings are open to the public.
Duties & Services
- Manage business affairs
- Prepare and monitor the Budget
- Personnel administration
- Advocate for Gilliam County at the State Legislature
- Liaison assignments to local, regional, and state boards
- Approve Ordinances (County Laws), Resolutions, and Court Orders
- Address everyday concerns of local citizens
For more information on the public services County Government provides, please check out this Association of Oregon Counties video:
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