Lawerence County Council

The council has the ultimate decision-making power regarding fiscal affairs. The council has authority to view or review fiscal matter, detarermine proper policy, and set priorities for the allocation and expenditure of county funds. The General Assembly determines the powers of the county council in the area. Typically, these powers include:

  • Approving and fixing annual operating budgets of all county government offices and agencies.
  • Establishing salaries, wages, per diems, and other compensation for all county officials and employees.
  • Filing tax rate and establishing levies on all county property for the purpose of rasing funds to meet budet requirements in conducting county business as well as authorizing the borrowing of money in the form of bonds and notes.
  • Appropriating public funds, i.e., authorizing the expenditure of county money by particular officials or departments for sepcific purposes. 
  • Authorizing certain purchases or sales of county-owned land.
  • Non-binding review of budgets for certain non-elected boards in the county and other civil units. 

County Council members

  • Keith Dillman
  • District 1
  • Mike Wright
  • District 2
  • Mark Mathis
  • District 3
  • Sam Craig
  • District 4
  • James Edwards
  • At Large
  • Julie Hewetson
  • At Large
  • David Flinn
  • At Large

County Council meetings occur monthly and are open to the public. See the calendar for details.