Your County Government

The County Commission is comprised of five members, elected to a four-year term by voters. Exercising their legislative powers, the County Commission adopts ordinances (local laws) and resolutions to establish policies and programs to protect the health, safety, and general welfare of Martin County residents. Chapter 125.01 of the Florida Statutes establishes the specific duties and powers of the Board of County Commissioners.

The County Administrator is appointed by the County Commission to direct the functions of County Government under the auspices of the Board of County Commissioners. There are 12 departments under the direction of the County Administrator. These departments combine their efforts to provide residents with needed services, information, and programs.

Commission Meetings are held on scheduled Tuesdays at 9 a.m., in the Commission Chambers at 2401 SE Monterey Road in Stuart. All meetings are open to the public and citizens are encouraged to attend. There is opportunity for public comment at every meeting at 9:05 a.m. and 5:05 p.m. Commission meetings are televised live on Comcast Channel 20, U-verse Channel 99, MCTV online and YouTube.

Meet Your Commission

Commissioner Doug Smith

Doug Smith

District 1

Commissioner Stacey Hetherington

Stacey Hetherington

District 2

Commissioner Harold Jenkins

Harold Jenkins

District 3

Commissioner Sarah Heard

Sarah Heard

District 4

Commissioner Edward V. Ciampi

Edward V. Ciampi

District 5


Taryn Kryzda

County Administrator


Find Your District

Want to know what Martin County district you live in? Type your address into the map to find out.

Contact Commissioner





Doug Smith, District 1

Kathy Boden

Stacey Hetherington, District 2

Patricia Higginbotham

Harold Jenkins, District 3

Colleen Pachowicz

Sarah Heard, District 4

Sarah Philion

Edward V. Ciampi, District 5

Stacey McKindles

NOTE: Florida has a very broad public records law. As a result, any written communication created or received by Martin County Board of County Commissioners' employees or elected officials is subject to disclosure to the public and the media, upon request, unless otherwise exempt. Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your email address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.