Board of Supervisors
(photo by David Stemple)
BOS as of January 2012
Front row: Joe Chesser, Donald Weaver, Mozell Booker
Back Row: Robert "Bob" Ullenbruch, Vice-Chairman, Shaun Kenney, Chairman
Click here for contact information for the current members of the Board of Supervisors.
Information may also be directed to:
Mary Weaver, Clerk to the Board of Supervisors
County of Fluvanna
P.O. Box 540
Palmyra, VA 22963
The powers and duties of the County Board of Supervisors include the administration of state laws in the county, approving and enforcing county ordinances, approving the annual county budget, determining and levying county taxes, and the general supervision of county governmental affairs. Further, the Board is responsible for making citizen appointments to the various governmental boards and commissions existing in the state.
Board members are popularly elected to represent each county election district. The term of office is four years, with no restriction on the number of times re-election may be sought. Election of membership to the County Board of Supervisors is staggered, thus allowing overlapping terms of office.
Selecting the Board
Candidates for the Office of County Supervisor must be residents of their county and district for at least thirty days, the State of Virginia for at least one year, and a citizen of the United States. Candidates must also be at least eighteen years old and registered to vote. Candidates for the Office of County Supervisor may run as independents or as members of a particular political party.
Election of the County Board of Supervisors is conducted under the election laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Code of Virginia requires that the election be held on Tuesday after the First Monday in November of odd-numbered years. Supervisors are elected for a four-year term, which begins on the first day of January following the election.
Virginia law requires that a county governing body meet at least once per month. The day and time of meetings are adopted by resolution of the Board during the same organizational meeting in January where officers of the Board, by-laws, and rules of order are determined.
Due to possible changes each year, it is important that citizens pay special attention to the results of the organizational meeting each January. Each meeting is open to all citizens. Citizens may address the Board on any topic relevant to county government during the public address portion of the Board meeting which usually occurs early in the agenda.
For 2013, meetings are the first Wednesday of each month at 2:00 p.m. (with a work session at 6:00 p.m.) and the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Circuit Court Room at the County Courts Building in Palmyra. Click here for the procedure to get an item on the BOS Agenda.