County Executive Officer


County Executive Office

Nancy Watt - County Executive Officer

Welcome to the County Executive Office

The County Executive Officer is the County’s chief administrative officer, responsible to the Board of Supervisors for overseeing the day-to-day management and coordination of County operations. In addition to recommending the appointment of and supervising 10 non-elected department heads, the County Executive Officer is responsible for providing impartial analysis and making recommendations to the Board on all policy, fiscal and administrative matters, ensuring that Board policies and direction are fully implemented, evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of County programs, preparing and recommending the County’s annual budget to the Board, administering the County’s approved budget and conducting long-range financial planning, overseeing the County’s state/federal legislative advocacy and internal and external communication activities, managing the County’s risk and emergency services efforts and providing for the effective administration of the County’s personnel, information technology and purchasing systems.

The County Executive Office comprises the County Executive Officer and the professional and support staff that assist her in planning, monitoring and overseeing County operations and providing staff support to the Board of Supervisors. The Office includes a number of functions and programs, including Budget & Analysis, Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, Community and Intergovernmental Affairs, Risk Management, Emergency Services, Public Information,  and Training and Organizational Development. The County Executive Office Department also includes two major divisions: Human Resources and Information Technology Services. 

CEO Mission and Values

The mission of the County Executive Officer Department is to provide for the effective management of County operations and to ensure the alignment of the County’s programs, resources and systems with the County Vision and Mission, as adopted by the Board of Supervisors. 

In carrying out our responsibilities, we are guided by the following core values:

Integrity: We are committed to upholding the public trust and strive to be honest, ethical and fair in all that we do.  

Accountability: We recognize that the legitimacy of government drives from the citizens through their elected representatives and work to insure that the Board of Supervisors’ policies and decisions are appropriately implemented.  

Service: We believe in the value of professional local government management and continually seek to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of County operations and services..


"I hope you find the information you are looking for. If not, please call or e-mail us with your questions." 

Nancy Watt

County Executive Officer 

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