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Merced County is governed by a five-member Board of Supervisors. Each member is elected from the district in which he or she resides.
Board members serve a four-year terms, with elections occurring every two years for alternate districts.
A chairman is elected annually to preside over the Board meetings and exercise leadership for the Board.
Merced County is a general law county that must operate within the provision of California State Law.
- Appoint members to the Board Commission, Committees, and Advisory Boards
- Appoint department heads, except elected officials and those appointed by the County Executive Officer
- Adopt an annual budget
- Exercise policy review and oversight of County programs and functions
- Serve as an appellate body for personnel actions and planning and zoning appeals