Jackson County is a political subdivision of the State of Georgia governed by a commission-manager form of government under which a five member Board of County Commissioners is elected to serve as the legislative body for the county. The commission chairman is elected at-large, while the remaining four commissioners are elected by geographical districts in which they reside. Elections for the district seats are staggered four year terms, so as to provide some continuity on the Board of Commissioners.
The Board is responsible for establishing policy for county operations, enacting ordinances and resolutions to create and sustain a quality of life that promotes family, business, education, and leisure living.
The Jackson Herald is the Legal Organ for Jackson County. All legal notices and governmental listings will appear in this local media located in Jefferson, Georgia.