Originally in 1919, the Hillsdale County Road Commission was governed by a three member board that was appointed by the county board to a six year term. The Road Commissioners changed from appointed to elected in 1994, where one road commissioner is elected every two years to a six year term. The road commissioners are elected at large, which means there are no districts. This board also acts as the Hillsdale County Parks Commission.
The Road Commission Board sets policies and approves several financial and contractual documents such as, budgets, contracts for road and bridge construction, payroll, bills, etc. They also are in charge of appointing an engineer manager who directs the road commission on their behalf. Stanley Clingerman is the fifth engineer in the history of the road commission.
The Road Commission board meets every other Thursday morning at 10:00 a.m.
Our current commissioners are: Bill Watkins, Bob Godfrey, and Mike Parney.