The Washington County Board of County Commissioners serves as the legislative and policy-setting body for Washington County government. The Board enacts countywide laws, authorizes programs, and all expenditures of county funds. The five-member board is compiled of one four-year elected representative from each district.
UPDATE - Washington County, Florida Addresses Orange Hill Road Bridge Closure
Washington County, Florida Commission Chairman Tray Hawkins issued an update statement on Thursday, November 16 at 11AM CST, concerning the closing of Orange Hill Road bridge at Gilbert’s Mill Road. After careful consideration, along with conferences with County personnel and Florida Department of Transportation officials, Washington County has opted to close only one lane of the Orange Hill Road bridge at Gilbert’s Mill Road’, says Hawkins. In order to keep public inconvenience to a minimum, one lane of this bridge, spanning Hard Labor Creek at Gilbert’s Mill Road, will remain open, until further notice, to local passenger vehicle traffic’, Hawkins continues. Due to the condition of the bridge, and for safety considerations, the Washington County Road Department is working with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office to strictly enforce this ‘passenger vehicles only’ mandate.The bridge will be open to two-way traffic as soon as it is safe and feasible to do so, according to Hawkins, and his office will issue status updates as necessary.
BOCC Board Meeting - December 13, 2017 @ 9:00 a.m.
The Washington County Board of County Commissioners wishes to inform local residents of upcoming improvements being made along Kirkland Road in Chipley. Beginning on Monday, Nov. 13, temporary road closures of both lanes on Kirkland Road from South Blvd. to US 90 will begin and continue for a minimum of five days. The County apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause local travelers. However, the lane closures are necessary for the completion of much needed drainage improvements along Kirkland Road.