The Commissioners Court is made up of the County Judge and four County Commissioners. The County Commissioners each represent a quarter of Brazos County's residents and bring their interests and concerns to the table in order for the Court to make decisions regarding how to spend residents' tax dollars in planning and overseeing the delivery of county services to its residents.
Brazos County is responsible for a wide array of services. Most people are aware that roads and bridges are under the County's purview, but the county court system, health services, sheriff's office, jail, juvenile detention center, voting, caring for the indigent, and more also fall under the purview and guidance of the Commissioners Court.
The Commissioners' primary responsibility is to understand and advocate for the needs of the county residents by applying the resources available to address those needs.
It is more important than ever for the County Commissioners to plan ahead, with the interests and needs of all residents in mind, to ensure that the tax dollars residents pay are allocated and spent wisely for every person living in Brazos County.
For Jane Sherman, addressing transparency and access to county services, improving physical and mental healthcare, and proactively planning for future growth to improve infrastructure and encourage affordable housing are the top three priorities she plans to tackle as County Commissioner.
Do you have a need or priority you would like Jane to know about?