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The Board of Commissioners is Putnam County’s three-person governing body, with each Commissioner elected to a four-year term

County Council

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The council has the ultimate decision-making power regarding fiscal affairs. The council has authority to view or review fiscal matters, determine proper policy, and set priorities for the allocation and expenditure of county funds.


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The structure of government in Putnam County is very complex, with many political districts having varying responsibilities and constituencies. These are sometimes referred to as "separate but related agencies.