Regular Meeting - The Whitman County Commissioners meet every Monday beginning at 10:00 a.m. (unless otherwise noted) in the Whitman County Public Service Building Auditorium (310 N Main, Colfax, WA, First Floor).
Commissioners serve as the chief administrators for many important county operations and have some quasi-judicial responsibilities. The County Commissioners’ primary duties are to levy taxes to operate the county and adopt a balanced budget for each calendar year. The Commissioners are responsible for adopting, amending and repealing all county ordinances including zoning, traffic, planning and public safety ordinances and any other ordinance concerning the general welfare of the county.
The Commissioners are responsible for the appointment of citizen advisory committees and boards, and appoint non-elected department heads.
Emergency Services/Civil Defense Programs
Park and Recreation Systems
Planning and Zoning in Unincorporated Areas
Public Health Services
Public Roads and Public Works Programs
Other services and programs clearly not the responsibility of another Elected County Official