The County Commissioners serve as the executive branch of county government. They approve all contracts for the county. They are responsible to see that all county owned properties are properly maintained and insured. They oversee all personnel issues for county employees except wages which are established by the county council. The commissioners serve on the drainage board and solid waste board. The commissioners are also active in promoting economic growth by working closely with the Blackford County Economic Development Corporation. 

Commissioners meet the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at 8:30 a.m. in the Commissioner’s room on the first floor of the courthouse. If a holiday falls on a meeting date, the meeting will be held on Tuesday.

Contact Us

Blackford County Courthouse
110 West Washington Street 
Hartford City, IN 47348
M - F 8:00am - 4:00pm


John Lancaster

Vice President
John Oxley

Nick Rhodes

Auditor/Secretary to Commissioners
Sharon Hartley


Animal Control Board
Animal Disease Control Emergency
Alcoholic Beverage Board
Sheriff's Merit Board

Blackford County Economic Development
Ditch Commissioners
Hartford City Economic Development Commission
Hartford City Library Board
Montpelier-Harrison Library Board
Blackford County Solid Waste Board
Blackford County Health Board
Blackford County Zoning Area Board of Appeals
County Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeals
Community & Family Services, Inc.
Cephia Miles Ditch Commission
Melvin Weaver Ditch Commission
Prairie Creek Ditch Commission
Walnut Creek Ditch Commission
Virgil Rogers Ditch Commission