What does the County Judge do?

The Washington County Judge is the chief executive officer for the county government. The judge:

  • Authorizes and approves the disbursement of all appropriated county funds
  • Operates the system of county roads
  • Administers ordinances enacted by the quorum court
  • Has custody of county property
  • Accepts grants from federal, state, public, and private sources
  • Hires county employees except those employed by other elected officials of the county
  • Presides over the quorum court without a vote, but with the power of veto

What departments does the County Judge oversee?

Department Director Phone
Animal Shelter Angela Ledgerwood (479) 695-3450
Archives Tony Wappel (479) 444-1646
Buildings & Grounds Dwight Gonzales (479) 444-1699
Comptroller Ashley Farber (479) 444-1708
County Attorney Brian Lester (479) 973-8415
Emergency Management John Luther (479) 444-1721
Environmental Affairs Michelle Viney (479) 444-1725
Grants/Public Utility Sharon Lloyd (479) 444-1895
Human Resources Michael Watson (479) 973-8465
Information Systems John Adams (479) 444-1649
Juvenile Detention Jeane Mack (479) 444-1670
Library Glenda Audrain (479) 442-6253
Planning Jim Kimbrough (479) 444-1724
Purchasing Alisha Willett (479) 444-1707
Road Charles Ward (479) 444-1610
Veteran Services Josh Medina (479) 444-1767