Cabarrus is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners elected at large in countywide elections to serve staggered four-year terms. Elections are held in November of even numbered years, and new board members take office on the first Monday in December following the elections. New members take the oath of office at this meeting and elect a chair and vice chair for the coming year. During the odd-numbered years, the Board elects its chair and vice chair at its regular December meeting.
The Board’s primary duties include: adopting an annual budget; establishing the annual property tax rate; setting policies, goals and objectives to direct the County’s growth and development; adopting and providing for ordinances, rules and regulations as necessary for the general welfare of County citizens; entering into written contractual or legal obligations on behalf of the County; and carrying out other responsibilities as set forth by NC General Statutes. The Board also makes appointments to a number of advisory boards and committees.
The Board meets on the first Monday of each month at 4:00 pm for an agenda work session and on the third Monday of each month at 6:30 pm for a regular business meeting, unless the schedule is changed due to holidays or other reasons. The work sessions are held in the Multipurpose Room and the regular business meetings are held in the Commissioners Meeting Room. Both rooms are located on the second floor of the Cabarrus County Governmental Center, 65 Church Street, SE, Concord, unless otherwise stated, and are open to the public.