County Commissioners

Duties of the County Commissioners
The Riley County Commissioners meet twice a week to discuss and conduct county business. During these meetings they are responsible for:
  • Approving the budget
  • Adopting personnel policies and pay plans for all county offices
  • Providing for adequate county government facilities
  • Setting tax levies
  • Determining township boundaries
  • Making citizen appointments to county boards
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.

County Commissioners
  • The District 1 Commissioner is Ben Wilson. Mr. Wilson (Republican) is currently serving his first term as county commissioner. His term expires January 2019.
  • The District 2 Commissioner is Robert Boyd, Jr. Mr. Boyd (Republican) is currently serving his first term as county commissioner. His term expires January 2017
  • The District 3 Commissioner is Ron Wells. Mr. Wells (Republican) is currently serving his first term as county commissioner. His term expires January 2017