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Commissioners:

Rachel Kippley – Chair - Phone: 605-225-1149 Rachel.kippley@browncounty.sd.gov
Doug Fjeldheim - Vice Chair - Phone: 605-229-0049 Doug.fjeldheim@browncounty.sd.gov
Nancy Hansen - Phone: 605-229-4452  Nancy.hansen@browncounty.sd.gov
Tom Fischbach - Phone: 605-229-3878  Tom.fischbach@browncounty.sd.gov
Duane Sutton - Phone: 605-216-0804  Duane.sutton@browncounty.sd.gov
Gary Vetter – Commission Assistant
 
  • Mailing Address:

           Brown County Commission Office
           25 Market St Suite 1
          Aberdeen, SD 57401

 

  • Phone: 605-626-7115
     
  • Fax 605-626-4010
     
  • Email

Responsibilities:

Often scrutinized and seldom recognized is the important role of the men and women who shoulder the responsibility of county government through service as a County Commissioner. Brown County has a board of 5 Commissioners who are elected to staggered terms of 4 years.

They are responsible for the oversight of every service that Brown County provides. In general, County Commissioners are responsible for the care and preservation or sale of all county property; the audit of accounts of all officers having the care, management, collection or disbursement of any money belonging to the county; levying taxes; construction and repair of bridges; to open, lay out, vacate and change highways; to purchase or acquire grounds for courthouse, jail or other building sites; to establish election precincts in the county and appoint the judges of elections; and as a board of equalization, to equalize the assessment roll of the county in the manner provided by law; to furnish necessary equipment and supplies for county offices; to superintend the fiscal concerns of the county and secure their management in the best possible manner; to regulate the transaction of business in alcoholic beverages; to make ordinances prohibiting the sale or exhibition of any obscene matter; and for zoning, solid waste and water management along with a host of other issues that arise affecting Brown County.

The Commission holds regular meetings every Tuesday.