Kern County is a “general law” county; that is, the county governmental structure is determined by the State Constitution and State General Law. The Board of Supervisors is composed of five members elected from the five separate districts of the County, on a non-partisan basis to serve four-year staggered terms. It is the Board’s responsibility to enact ordinances, resolutions and orders necessary for governing the affairs of the County. The regular meeting of your Board of Supervisors is a vital part of the democratic process in the conduct of the County’s affairs. These meetings are open to the public and conducted by your elected representatives who are responsible as a body for the operation of Kern County Government. The Board appreciates your interest and urges citizen participation in government matters.