The Executive Branch consists of three Commissioners with two commissioners elected every two years and the third commissioner every four years. The Board of Commissioners duties are mandated by NH Statue RSA 28. The Commissioners are part-time elected officials responsible for overall supervision of County Departments, buildings and land, and exercise budgetary oversight over all County expenditures. The Commissioners meet the first and third Monday, of each month, with department heads to discuss old and new business. The Commissioners submit, on a fiscal year (July 1st to June 30th), a budget to the County Delegation for approval.
The Commissioners Office is located on Main Street in Newport, the County seat. This office is the primary office for the Board of Commissioners, and currently employs three employees: an Accounts Payable Clerk, an Administrative Assistant, and a Secretary/Receptionist. The employees perform a number of duties, which include: coordinating meetings among officials and public, preparing budgetary reports for Department Heads and Auditors, accounts payable and receivable, monitoring grants as the fiscal agent and maintaining records for all County Offices.