Road and Bridge Foreman
1400 Oak Grove Rd.
Ph: (972) 875-3241
Fax: (972) 875-9594
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Monday - Friday
An Ellis County Commissioner is one of four elected from a quarter of the County's population to serve along with the County Judge on the Commissioners' Court. The County Commissioner for Precinct Two represents the precinct on all issues and actions presented at the Commissioners' Court.
The Commissioner is also responsible for the upkeep of precinct roads and bridges.
Your County Commissioner
- Sets the yearly property tax rate and approves the budget and employment level for the county.
- Sets commissioners and justice of the peace precinct boundaries.
- Calls, conducts and certifies elections, including bond elections.
- Sets employment and benefit policy.
- Establishes long-range thoroughfare, open space, land use, financial and law enforcement/jail needs plans.
- Acquires property for rights-of-way or other uses determined to be in the public's best interest. Reviews and approve subdivision platting and wastewater treatment for rural areas.
- Provides rural ambulance services and subsidizes rural fire protection.
- Oversees the construction, maintenance and improvement of county roads and bridges.
- Appoints non-elected department heads and standing committees.
- Supervises and controls the county courthouse, county buildings and facilities.
- Adopts a county budget.
- Determines county tax rates.
- Fills vacancies in elective and appointive positions.
- Has authority to authorize contracts in the name of the county.
Bill Dodson, Commissioner for precinct two, is a fourth-generation Ellis County Resident. He graduated from Ennis High School and attended Navarro College and Dallas Baptist University. Dodson retired after more than 30 years of service with Saint-Gobain Containers. His wife, Nancy, is also an Ellis County native. The Dodsons have six children and seven grandchildren.