Monroe County, Indiana

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Board of Commissioners

Welcome to the Board of Commissioners Page

We, the Monroe County Board of Commissioners, renew our commitment to welcome and protect the rights of all people regardless of age, color, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, marital status, economic status, and national origin; and we affirm the right of every person to live peacefully and without fear and we will fight and resist, at every step, discrimination and harmful policies, whatever their source.

We also stand with and support our county public school systems both RBB and MCCSC.

Meeting Information and Featured Pages

The Monroe County Board of Commissioners meets weekly to approve payroll and claims, receive reports, sign resolutions, and receive legislation. The public meeting is held every Wednesday, at 10:00 a.m. in the Nat U. Hill, III Meeting Room in the Courthouse.  A "work session" will follow after a brief recess, when necessary.  In addition, the Commissioners will meet for administrative matters from time to time.  If an administrative meeting occurs virtually, it may be viewed at this link: 

Click here to join the meeting

The Board of Commissioners is providing virtual office hours on the day and time noted below. 

1st Monday of the month:     Noon (12:00 pm)

1st Thursday of the month: 7:00 pm

2nd Monday of the month: 5:30 pm

3rd Tuesday of the month: 4:00 pm

4th Thursday of the month: 4:30 pm and 7:00 pm

The office hours are of a “drop-in” format, which means you will enter a virtual waiting room.  Dependent upon your arrival time you will either be admitted immediately into the meeting by the Commissioner covering those hours, or you may have to wait until the person prior to you is finished. The Commissioner covering a particular meeting will monitor the meeting time for 1 hour. 

In order to attend a virtual office hour just go to the main page and go to the calendar, find the date you are attending and click on the link that says Commissioner Virtual Office Hours.

We hope you find this opportunity fruitful- we do want to hear from you. 


2023 County Commissioners

Lee Jones
Julie Thomas
Penny Githens

Lee Jones, Commissioner

Represents District 1

Telephone: (812) 349-2550


Julie Thomas, President
Represents District 2

Telephone: (812) 345-0707


Penny Githens, Vice President
Represents District 3

Telephone (812) 349-2550


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Monroe County Courthouse
100 W Kirkwood Ave
Bloomington, IN 47404
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  • Phone: (812) 349-2550
  • Fax: (812) 349-7320
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