County Commissioners





Cheshire County Administration

12 Court Street
Keene, NH 03431

(603) 352-8215
Fax  (603) 355-3000

Christopher C. Coates

County Administrator

(603) 355-3031
















Stillman Rogers
12 Court Street
Keene 03431


District 3
Representing Alstead, Dublin, Fitzwilliam, Harrisville,

Jaffrey, Marlow, Nelson, Richmond,  Rindge,

Stoddard, Sullivan, Troy  and Gilsum


Commissioners Meeting Schedule


Chuck Weed
12 Court Street
Keene 03431



District 2
Roxbury, Keene, and Marlborough

Peter Graves

12 Court Street
Keene 03431



District 1
Representing Chesterfield, Hinsdale, Surry, Swanzey,

Walpole, Westmoreland and Winchester


Commissioners Meeting Scheduled for Wednesday
June 22nd
will be held at 10:30AM
at Maplewood Nursing Home
201 River Rd, Westmoreland, NH 03467

2016 Commissioners Minutes

2016 Cheshire County Adopted Budget

Board of Commissioners Resolution:
Opposition to the Funding of Private Pipeline Projects through
 Regional Tariff Assessments via Electric Utility User Fees

2015 Commissioners Minutes

2014 County of Cheshire Annual Report

Previous Years Commissioners Meeting Minutes

1st Compendium Report Regarding
 Maplewood Nursing Home

Posted 6/27/13
Caution: This PDF file is over
11MB in size.  A broadband connection is
 strongly advised to download the report.

Drug Court Presentation
"Addiction, Drug Policy and Drug Courts"

Caution: This PowerPoint file is over
20MB in size.  A broadband connection is
 strongly advised to download the presentation.


County government consists of two branches; a Legislative Branch, the County Delegation, comprised of twenty-four elected Representatives, and an Executive Branch, consisting of three Commissioners.

The primary role of the County Delegation is to appropriate the necessary funds to operate the county.  Many laws passed in Concord have a direct fiscal impact on county government.  As lawmakers and county delegates, members of the County Delegation have the knowledge and insight of state law, which enables them to deal effectively with the financial ramifications state law has on their county.

The Commissioners are part-time elected officials responsible for overall supervision of county departments, buildings and land, and exercise budgetary oversight of all county expenditures.  An annual county budget is prepared by the Commissioners and submitted to the County Delegation for final approval.  The Cheshire County Commissioners meet weekly throughout the year to review county business.  The minutes of their meetings are maintained on this website. The 2000-2001 Jail Study Committee Minutes are also available for your viewing.

The Executive Committee of the County Delegation conducts an in-depth review of the Commissioners proposed budget as submitted by the County Commissioners. After the Executive Committee review, their sometimes modified budget is presented to the full Delegation, who then vote on the appropriation of funds for the county's annual budget. Minutes of County Delegation,  Executive Committee and subcommittee meetings are maintained on this website and can be accessed by going to the Delegation Page and clicking on the desired year.

The County Administrator position is a creation of the Board of County Commissioners. Unlike city managers, county administrators have no statutory authority. All authority vested in the county administrators is at the sole discretion of the Board of County Commissioners.