The Board of Supervisors serves as the governing body of the County and various
special districts. The Board consists of five members, each elected for
a four-year term from five separate geographical districts of the County. Board members are non-partisan.
Within the authority and limits prescribed by the State Constitution and various State statutes,
the Board of Supervisors enacts legislation governing the County and determines policies for operation of the County.
The Board meets every Tuesday (with a few exceptions) and takes action on public requests, departmental matters, and
special items presented on the agenda. These Board meetings are open to the public. Additionally, the Board meets at
Kern Medical on the 2nd Monday of most months and sits as the Board of Directors of the County Sanitation Districts
and In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority as needed.
View Meeting Schedule (PDF)
Rules for Board Proceedings (PDF)
Board member activities outside of these regular sessions include numerous committee meetings, special meetings,
and participation in various activities at the local, regional, state, and federal levels. These include standing
committees of the California State Association of Counties (CSAC),
the San Joaquin Valley Regional Association of California Counties, and the
National Association of Counties (NACO).