The Riley County Commissioners meet twice a week to discuss and conduct county business. During these meetings, they are responsible for:
In addition to these responsibilities they take on the roles of legislator, public manager, community leader, citizen liaison, inter-local diplomat, and federal and state lobbyist.
An important aspect of being a county commissioner is the citizenship responsibilities. They are required to interpret county government decisions, communicate constituents’ needs and preferences to the commission, hear and resolve complaints about county services and communicate with citizen board appointees.