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Vanderburgh County Commissioners' Office
1 NW Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Civic Center Complex Room 305
Evansville, IN 47708
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  • Phone:  (812) 435-5241
  • Fax:  (812) 435-5963
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  • Hours: Mon - Fri 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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County Commissioners

Welcome to Vanderburgh County!

Meet our Board of Commissioners:

B Shoulders


Cheryl Musgrave 2020 

Jeff Hatfield

 District 2, View Bio


Ben Shoulders

District 1, View Bio



Cheryl  Musgrave

District 3, View Bio



The Board of Commissioners of Vanderburgh County are the chief executive and the legislative body of the County government.  County Commissioners are a three-member board elected to four-year terms. The Commissioners represent three separate districts (in which they reside) but are elected by the voters of the entire County.  Districts 1 and 3 are elected in Presidential election years, and District 2 is elected in Presidential mid-term election years.  The Vanderburgh County Commissioners have a wide range of executive and administrative authority.  Among the duties and responsibilities are the following:

  • Develop and adopt policies, approve contracts, resolutions, and ordinances governing the unincorporated areas of Vanderburgh County and the functions of County government
  • Maintain all county-owned property
  • Authorize the construction and maintenance of roads and bridges including those bridges within the town boundaries
  • Lead the development of economic development projects and programs to attract business and retain jobs in Vanderburgh County
  • Oversee several departments which report directly to the County Commissioners including the following:  Co-op Extension, Drainage Board, Veterans Services, Soil & Water Conservation District, Superintendent of County Buildings, Old National Events Plaza, Burdette Park, County Garage/Highway, County Engineer, Vanderburgh County Health Department, and the Public Defender’s Office
  • Serve with the County Surveyor as members of the County Drainage Board
  • Serve on the Vanderburgh County Solid Waste District Board
  • Make appointments to boards, commissions, and other agencies, as provided by law

For more information on the services provided, please contact our office.


The Board of Commissioners makes appointments to various boards and commissions that assist in the operations of the County.  We are always interested in people who want to give their time and talents to these positions. Click HERE for board information and to apply online now. 


You are invited to attend the meetings of the Board of Commissioners of Vanderburgh County.  Meetings are open to the public, and citizens are welcome to address the Commissioners during the public comment section of the meeting. Vanderburgh County Drainage Board meetings are held immediately following the Board of Commissioners of Vanderburgh County.  Click HERE for additional information including a list of meeting dates.  Click HERE to view live and archived meetings online.

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Click HERE to view job openings and download an employment application.

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Alyssa Nilssen, Administrative Assistant -

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