Within the authority and limits prescribed by the State Constitution and various State statutes, the Board of Supervisors enacts legislation governing the County and determines policies for operation of the County. The Board meets every Tuesday (with a few exceptions) and takes action on public requests, departmental matters, and special items presented on the agenda. These Board meetings are open to the public. Additionally, the Board meets at Kern Medical on the 2nd Monday of most months and sits as the Board of Directors of the County Sanitation Districts and In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority as needed.
Board member activities outside of these regular sessions include numerous committee meetings, special meetings, and participation in various activities at the local, regional, state, and federal levels. These include standing committees of the California State Association of Counties (CSAC), the San Joaquin Valley Regional Association of California Counties, and the National Association of Counties (NACO).
County Government Vision Statement
"To create and maintain a customer-centered County government designed to garner the confidence, support and trust of the people we serve."
County Government Mission Statement
"To enhance the quality of life in Kern County by protecting and serving our citizens."