To create and maintain a safe and thriving community while preserving history and the environment.
The Randolph County Commission is focused on the 5 following goals:
- to create and maintain a fiscally sustainable governance,
- to grow and strengthen economic development,
- to build an educated and highly skilled workforce,
- to support the advancement and continuous improvement of health, safety, and emergency preparedness efforts, and
- to conserve, preserve, and protect our natural resources and history.
Each of West Virginia’s 55 counties is governed by an elected County Commission. Randolph County, WV is the largest county in West Virginia (by area) with 1,040 square miles, and according to the 2010 US Census, has a population of 29,405 which is an increase of 6% since 1990. Randolph County was created by an act of the Virginia General Assembly in October 1786 from Harrison County. It was named in honor of Edmund Jennings Randolph (1753-1813), a delegate to Continental Congress (1779-1789) and a leading member of the Philadelphia Convention that wrote the U.S. Constitution.
The Randolph County Commission is comprised of three Commissioners (one from each Magisterial District – Tygart, Cheat, and Elkins) who are collectively responsible for establishing an annual budget for the County, setting the levy rate for property taxes, keeping the courthouse in good working order, and supervising the voting process and certifying the results. The Randolph County Commission meets on the first and third Thursday of each month at 1:30 p.m. in the Commission Chambers at the James F. Cain Annex Building.
The Randolph County Commission includes the 9 following offices: 911/Office of Emergency Management, Assessor’s Office, Circuit Clerk’s Office, County Clerk’s Office, Community Corrections, Health Department, Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Sheriff’s Department, and the West Virginia Extension Office.
The following 6 County Boards were created and are supported by the RCC: Ambulance Authority, Development Authority, Recreation Board, Historic Landmark Commission, Solid Waste Authority and the Fire Board. The Randolph County Commission is comprised of the following nine offices: 911/Office of Emergency Management, Assessor’s Office, Circuit Clerk’s Office, County Clerk’s Office, Community Corrections, Health Department, Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Sheriff’s Department, and the West Virginia Extension Office.