County Commissioners

The board of County Commissioners as a body has a wide range of executive and administrative authority.

Among the most important powers are those related to:

  • Auditing and authorizing claims against the county. {IC 36-2-6-2}
  • Receiving bids and authorizing contracts.
  • Controlling, maintaining, and supervising county property including courthouses, jails, and public offices. {IC 36-2-2-24}
  • Supervising construction and maintenance of roads and bridges.
  • Exercising appointive powers including both the selection of members to fill positions on boards, commissions, committees, appointments of certain department heads.
  • Planning and implementing strategies for solid waste handling as members of solid waste district boards. {IC 13-21-3-1}
  • Exercising the county’s power of eminent domain.
  • Serving with the county surveyor, as members of the county drainage board.
  • Adopting ordinances and regulations to control the location, construction or repair of all wells within the county.

Michael K. Vanover
President
Republican

Commissioner District 1
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4620 E 900 S
Keystone, IN  46759

260-273-4950

email:

michael.vanover@wellscounty.org

Blake Gerber 
Vice-President
Republican

Commissioner District 2
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707 S SR 201
Bluffton, IN 46714

260-824-1964

email: blake.gerber@wellscounty.org

Jeff Stringer

Jeff Stringer
Member
Republican

Commissioner District 3
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4906 N 100 W
Uniondale, IN  46791

270-577-1338 – cell

email: jeff.stringer@wellscounty.org

Colin Andrews Photo

Colin Z. Andrews
County Attorney

116 South Main Street
Bluffton, IN  46714

Office: 260-824-4049

email: candrews@andrewsandcrell.com

Current Agenda

This information can also be found on the events calendar on the home page.

05/16/2022 Regular Session

Commissioners Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes

Wells County ADA Transitition Plan

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ADA Transition Plan

Wells County Board of Commissioners Meetings

The meetings are the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month (except as noted) at 5:00 pm for each meeting in the Carnegie Annex Building 223 W Washington Street.
2022

January3 & 18 (Tues)
February7 & 22 (Tues)
March7 & 21
April4 & 18
May2 & 16
June6 & 21(Tues)
July5 (Tues) & 18
August1 & 15
September6 (Tues) & 19
October3 & 17
November7 & 21
December5 & 19