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The County Commissioners serve as the executive branch of county government. They approve all contracts for the county. They are responsible to see that all county owned properties are properly maintained and insured. They oversee all personnel issues for county employees except wages which are established by the county council. The commissioners serve on the drainage board and solid waste board. The commissioners are also active in promoting economic growth by working closely with the Blackford County Economic Development Corporation.

The commissioners typically meet on the first and third Monday of each month, except when the courthouse is closed to oberve a holiday. The commissioners then meet on Tuesday following the holiday. Their meetings are at 8:30 a.m. on the first floor of the county courthouse located at 110 W. Washington Street, Hartford City, IN.

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Blackford County Court House
110 West Washington Street
Hartford City, IN 47348

M - F 8:00am - 4:00pm

Personnel Directory

John Lancaster, President

Harry Pearson, Vice President
John Oxley, Member



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Animal Disease Control Emergency
Alcoholic Beverage Board
Sheriff's Merit Board
Blackford County Economic Development
Ditch Commissioners
Hartford City Economic Development Commission
Hartford City Library Board
Montpelier-Harrison Library Board
Blackford County Solid Waste Board
Blackford County Health Board
Blackford County Zoning Area Board of Appeals
County Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeals
Community & Family Services, Inc.
Cephia Miles Ditch Commission
Melvin Weaver Ditch Commission
Prairie Creek Ditch Commission
Walnut Creek Ditch Commission
Virgil Rogers Ditch Commission

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