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The Jones County Board of Supervisors is taking applications for various county board and commission appointments for the following year. Jones County appreciates diversity in these appointments and welcomes all applicants at least 18 years of age.Terms and dates of appointments vary.These are unpaid positions.Some appointments must be balanced on a political party basis. A brief description follows:


Board of Adjustment:Five member board to review county zoning ordinance and hear requests for variances or special exceptions to the ordinance.

Planning & Zoning Commission: Five member commission to review and enforce the county zoning ordinance and make recommendations on any proposed changes to same.

Compensation Commission for Eminent Domain Proceedings:Twenty-eight member commission representing realtors, farmers, bankers, auctioneers and city property owners to be available to the chief judge of the judicial district to assess damages to property taken by eminent domain.

Board of Health:Five member board to provide guidance and oversee operations of the county Public Health department.

Veteran Affairs Commission: Five member commission to provide guidance and oversee operations of the Veteran Affairs department.

Conservation Board:Five member board to provide guidance and oversee operations of the county Conservation department.

Civil Service Commission: Three member commission to oversee examinations, promotions, and discipline issues relating to Deputy Sheriffs.

Compensation Board: Six member board to recommend the salaries of the elected officials of the county. The Supervisors select two members, the Attorney, Auditor, Recorder, Sheriff, and Treasurer each select one member.

Judicial Appointing Commission: Five member commission to select county magistrate judges.

Other miscellaneous boards:

Historical Society, Pioneer Cemetery Commission, Historic Preservation Commission, Mental Health Advisory Board.


This list is not all inclusive.The Board of Supervisors is always looking for people interested in serving their community.

The current list of appointees to various boards and commissions may be found at the following link:

Boards & Commissions

The information on the page also reflects some boards to which the members are elected by the citizens of Jones County (ie. School Board and Soil & Water Conservation Commission).

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