The county commissioners act as the governing body of the county. They are elected at large to four year terms, and enact policies such as the establishment of the property tax rate and the adoption of the budget. They adopt ordinances or local laws that affect citizens living in unincorporated Eagle County.
The commissioners meet every Monday and Tuesday, with the exception of legal holidays and regularly-scheduled, off-site conferences, in the Eagle County Room at 500 Broadway in Eagle.
All commission meetings are open to the public with the exception of executive sessions, and public comment is taken during the Tuesday session. Comments may be limited to items listed on the agenda. BoCC meetings (and much more) are televised on the county's cable channel ecoTV18, which is channel 18 on both Comcast and CenturyTel cable. Program lineup can be found at ecoTV18 and can also be streamed live via your computer.