Commissioner Reimbursement Committee

The Commissioner Reimbursement Committee was created in November 2021 for the purpose of establishing a plan that provides fair and adequate compensation to all county commissioners for their participation on various other boards, committees, and commissions. The County Administrator coordinates meeting dates and provides a meeting location at the county building while also offering guidance to the committee in all pertinent areas, including, but not limited to, current and historical practice, legal requirements, budget considerations, and IRS regulations. Outside legal counsel, with expertise in commissioner compensation, will be retained by the Board of Commissioners to assist in the process of constructing a compensation plan that complies with state law and IRS rules. Communication with outside legal counsel will be handled by the county administrator. The committee elects its own leadership and functions in accordance with the Open Meetings Act, including making the meeting minutes available on the county’s website for public review. Once a compensation plan has been drafted, it will then be submitted for review and approval by the Board of Commissioners under regular procedures. After submission and approval of its report to the BOC, the reimbursement committee will be disbanded and its term will end.

Commission Members

  • Dennis Keiser (Chairman)
  • John Eby
  • Frederick Geuder
  • Al Terry
  • Jerry Bush

Meetings Archive

The following files related to recent Commissioner Reimbursement Committee meetings are available as PDFs. Please note that due to the size of some files, download time may be lengthy.

Jan. 18, 2022 Agenda Minutes
Feb. 18, 2022 Agenda Minutes
Mar. 11, 2022 Agenda Minutes (draft)


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