"Government is a trust, and the officers of the government are trustees. And both the trust and the trustees are created for the benefit of the people."
We, the people of Clay County, Missouri, in order to avail ourselves of the benefits and responsibilities of home rule powers, hereby create a county government to serve our present and future needs, increase citizen participation, provide for a responsive and efficient government, and to guarantee the right of our citizens to determine the best form of government for our County.
The above is the preamble from the Clay County Constitution which was presented to the Commission on August 20th, 2020, voted on November, 3rd 2020 and adopted on January 1st, 2021.
Clay County is governed by a seven person Commission, comprised of the following seats: Presiding Commissioner, Eastern District Seat 1 (elected in 2020), Eastern District Seat 2, Eastern District At Large, Western District Seat 1 (elected in 2020), Western District Seat 2, and the Western District At Large.