As top governing officials of Hunterdon County, the five Commissioners are chosen by popular vote in the November general elections. The term of office is for three years and the current compensation is $16,000 a year, with an extra $1,000 for the Director. One or two of the five members is elected each year. Any subsequent vacancies are filled by an appointment made by the remaining members to the Board for the unexpired term of the vacated seat.
If there are any questions regarding the Board of Commissioner's Meetings or about items placed on their agendas you may contact the Clerk of the Board of Commissioners office at 908-788-1102 between the hours of 8 am to 4:30 pm. Anyone who wishes to have an item placed on a Board of Commissioners agenda must put that request in writing to the Clerk by 4:30 pm the Monday the week before each meeting. You may email the Commissioners or the Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners.