Official Website of Shelby County Indiana Government

County Commissioners

The Shelby County Board of Commissioners is the executive and legislative body of county government.  The three Commissioners are the custodians of the home rule of powers of the county.  Counties have 3 Commissioners, one from each district in the county.  They have the authority to pass ordinances in the following broad areas:

  • Controlling, maintaining and supervising county property including courthouses, jails and public offices.
  • Supervising construction and maintenance of roads, bridges and to provide for traffic control.
  • Developing Economic Development programs to attract and retain jobs in the county.
  • To grant vacation pay, sick leave, paid holidays and other similar benefits to county employees.
  • To administer elections in conjunction with the county election board.
  • To establish minimum housing standards.
  • Auditing and authorizing payments on behalf of the county.
  • To incorporate new towns and alter township boundary lines, on petition.
  • Receiving bids and authorizing contracts.
  • Exercising appointive powers including both the selection of members to fill positions on boards, commissions, and committees and appointments of certain department heads.
  • Planning and implementing strategies for solid waste handling as member of solid waste district boards.

Don Parker
South District

Kevin Nigh
Center District
Vice President

Jason Abel
North District


Shelby County Courthouse Annex
25 W. Polk St.
Room 206
Shelbyville, IN 46176

Phone:  317-392-6330
Fax:  317-392-6393

Monday – Thursday
7AM – 5PM