Jackson County, Alabama

Jackson County Commission

Contact Information:

Phone: 256-574-9280

Fax: 256-574-9321

Matthew Hodges - Chairman

Tim Guffey - Commissioner, District 1

Jason Venable - Commissioner, District 2

Dennis Miller - Commissioner, District 3

Stacy Ledwell - Commissioner, District 4

Bob Manning - County Administrator

Michele Prince Willis - Personnel Director

Address: 102 E. Laurel St., Scottsboro, AL 35768

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

Jackson County Commission

The Jackson County Commission is involved in everything from building roads and bridges, to financially supporting law enforcement and the county jail, to helping fund schools through a designated two-cent sales tax. Financial assistance is provided to a wide variety of services in the county including libraries, rescue squads, animal shelter, and a Senior Rx prescription discount drug program. A solid waste collection and disposal system provided for by the commission further augments local services. The commission employs more than 250 residents of the county in a host of jobs aimed at improving our citizens' overall quality of life.

The commission is the governing body of the county, and their authority comes from the Alabama State Legislature. They work closely with governmental agencies, local municipalities, the local legislative delegation, congressional representatives, and others in a cooperative effort to achieve positive results for our county.
An involuntary form of government, the Jackson County Commission is organized as a unit system of government, as opposed to a district system. This means that commissioners are nominated from each of the county's four districts but are chosen in a county-wide election. The commission's functions are thus performed on a county-wide basis without regard to political boundaries. What this means for citizens of Jackson County is that the commission operates more economically and more effectively since there are fewer redundancies in the unit system.