Albemarle County Board of Supervisors
The six-member Board of Supervisors ("the Supervisors", "the Board", or the "BoS") is the highest decision-making body in Albemarle County.
Each board member is elected from one of the county's six magisterial districts. Supervisors are elected for four-year terms, staggered at two-year intervals, so that only three Supervisors are up for re-election at any given time.
The current members of the Board of Supervisors, serving terms ending 2011 or 2013, are:
- Ann Mallek (White Hall), Chairman
- Duane Snow (Samuel Miller), Vice Chair
- Ken Boyd (Rivanna)
- Christopher J. Dumler (Scottsville)
- Dennis Rooker (Jack Jouett)
- Rodney Thomas (Rio)
This comprises three Republicans, two Democrats and one independent on the Board of Supervisors, a rightward shift after the 2009 election. Christopher J. Dumler succeeded Dorrier on December 15, 2011 following the 2011 election.
In 2011, the Board selected Ann Mallek as its chair and Duane Snow as its vice chair at its first meeting of the year on January 6, 2010. Snow had been expected to be in line to take over as chair in 2012, but that did not come to pass.
Dispute over chair
At their meeting on January 4, 2012, supervisors could not agree on who would be chair for the 2012 and 2013. At issue was whether Duane Snow and Rodney Thomas should remain on the Metropolitan Planning Organization Policy Board. Dumler, Rooker, and Mallek all supported Snow as chair, but wanted to make sure one of them served either as vice chair, or as a member of the MPO. A motion by Boyd to nominate Snow and Thomas as chair and vice chair failed on a 3-3 vote. A second motion by Rooker nominating Snow as chair, Dumler as vice chair, and Mallek as one of the MPO representatives also failed on a 3-3 vote. By default, Mallek will continue to serve as chair until a majority can be found to select a new chair. After the deadlock, Snow was elected as vice chair on a 4-2 vote with Boyd and Thomas dissenting.  
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- Main article: List of Albemarle Supervisors
The Chair presides over meetings, calls special meetings, and serves as the ceremonial head of government. The Vice Chair substitutes whenever the Chairman is unavailable. While the Chairman has no more power than any other Supervisor, the position carries with it the ability to set the agenda and conduct the public meetings.
Duties of the Board include:
- Approving the budget as prepared by staff.
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Meetings and contact
With six members, there is frequently the possibility of a 3-3 stalemate. These have been dealt with in many ways. In May 1921, the board was temporarily down to 6 members following the death of James W. Early. A vote over a $500 appropriation resulted in a 3-3 tie which was resolved a month later by a court-appointed temporary replacement.  In January 2013, the board opted not to pursue adding a seventh member. 
- Main article: 2009 election#Board of Supervisors
On November 3, 2009, Rodney Thomas (R) was elected to represent the Rio District, defeating David Slutzky. Duane Snow was elected to represent the Samuel Miller District, replacing four-term veteran Sally Thomas who did not seek re-election.
Candidates in the 2009 election were:
- Jack Jouett District
- Dennis Rooker (I)
- Rio District
- Samuel Miller District
- Candidates who failed to receive their party's nomination:
Party affiliations on the Board
- Board of Supervisors official site
- Minutes of Board of Supervisors meetings
- Actions taken at Board meetings
- County's budget.
|An article on Wikipedia has information about Boards of Supervisors in areas beyond Albemarle County's borders.|
- ↑ Web. Audio from January 4, 2012 Meeting of the Board of Supervisors, Charlottesville Tomorrow, January 4, 2012, retrieved January 4, 2012.
- ↑ Web. New Albemarle board deadlocked on first vote, Brendan Fitzgerald, C-VILLE Weekly, Portico Publications, January 10, 2012, retrieved January 12, 2011. Print. January 10, 2012 , 24.02, .
- ↑ Albemarle County Board of Supervisors Minutes, 8 Oct. 2008. County of Albemarle. Retrieved 8 Jun. 2010.
- ↑ Albemarle County. Albemarle County Code. Section 2-202. Web. 16 June 2010. <http://www.albemarle.org/upload/images/Forms_Center/Departments/County_Attorney/Forms/Albemarle_County_Code_Ch02_Administration.pdf>.
- ↑ Web. AUDIO PODCAST CENTER, ALBEMARLE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
- ↑ Web. Albemarle County Board of Supervisors minutes for June 15, 1921, County of Albemarle, retrieved December 7, 2011.
- ↑ Courtney Miller. 15 May 1999. Daily Progress. 19 May 2009. (via George Loper's archive)