A commissioners court is the general governing body of the county, similar to how a city council governs a city.
The Montgomery County Commissioners Court is made up of a county judge and four commissioners. The judge, a position currently held by Craig Doyal, is elected countywide and presides over the court. Each of the four commissioners oversees one precinct of the county and is elected by voters within those specific regions.
The court is responsible for conducting the general business of a county, including adopting the county’s annual budget and tax rate, setting salaries and benefits for county employees, and authorizing county contracts and purchases.
The court is also responsible for building and maintaining county roads and bridges as well as county facilities, like the county animal shelter.
The Lake Conroe community is primarily represented by Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Meador and Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley.