Greene County

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Greene County is 20 miles north of downtown Charlottesville; Albemarle County is at its southern border. The county population was 19,779 in 2018, according to the United States Census Bureau. The county seat is Stanardsville. Greene County is a member of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District. It is part of the Charlottesville Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA).


Greene County is governed by a five-member Board of Supervisors. Prior to the mid-1980's, there were only three members. [1]

Mark B. Taylor became the the new administrator on April 9, 2019. [2]

Fire and rescue

The three fire departments that cover Greene are all volunteer departments. The rescue squad is a hybrid of volunteers and University of Virginia personnel. [3]

Greene County Emergency Operations plan

Election 2019

The general election was held on November 5, 2019.

Independent Edwin Consolvo defeated incumbent Republican Matthew Hardin for Commonwealth's Attorney.

A Special Election was held on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 for the purpose of filling the remaining term of office of the Greene Clerk of Circuit Court. [4] Acting clerk Susan Birckhead defeated Steve Keene for the position 2,203 votes to 2,024 votes.

Incumbent at-large Supervisor Dale Herring defeated James Murphy 3,373 votes to 2,647 votes.

Davis Lamb beat Tom J. Flynn for the Ruckersville District 778 votes to 691 votes.

Steve Bowman beat incumbent David Cox for the Monroe District seat 756 votes to 636 votes.

Steven Smith won re-election as Sheriff. [5]

Larry Vernon Snow was re-elected as Commissioner of Revenue despite being indicted on federal identity theft charges. [6]

2019 Board of Supervisors

  • Bill Martin, Chair, Stanardsville District
  • Michelle Flynn, Vice Chair, Ruckersville District (term ends December 2019)
  • Dale Herring, At-Large (re-elected in 2019)
  • Marie Durrer, Midway District (term ends in December 2021)
  • David Cox, Monroe District (term ends in December 2019, did not win re-election)


The first administrator was Ethyle Giuseppe. [7]

County administrator John Barkley stepped down in the summer of 2018. The Board of Supervisors named Brenda G. Garton as the interim administrator on July 10, 2018. [8]


According to the 2010 U.S. census, the population of Greene County was 18,480. [9] The Weldon Cooper Center estimated the July 1, 2016 population as 19,785. [10]

Regional participation

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Greene County is a member of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District.

Water supply plan

Planning to increase the municipal water supply operated by the Rapidan Service Authority continues in the fall of 2018. The Greene County Board of Supervisors held a work session on September 18, 2018 to hear more details of a plan that would involved the construction of a new dam to create a reservoir. The project could cost between $45 million and $65 million. [11]

According to the permit issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers allows for the inundation of 15,891 linear feet of White Run and several tributaries of the Rapidan River. The project is located north of Dairy Road and east of Watson Road near the town of Stanardsville. The county has until September 12, 2022 to complete the project according to the permit. The full volume of the reservoir will be 900 million gallons with a surface area of 125 acres. [12]


  1. Print: 2 Counties Mull Board Expansions, Steven Johnson, Daily Progress, Worrell Newspaper group January 2, 1986, Page B1.
  2. Web. Greene County Names New Administrator, Staff Reports, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, January 9, 2019, retrieved April 22, 2019.
  3. Web. Greene residents air issues with fire-rescue, Terry Beigie, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, February 1, 2020, retrieved February 2, 2020. Print. February 1, 2020 page A3.
  5. Web. Large turnout in Greene brings change to local government, Terry Beigie, Greene County Record, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, November 7, 2019, retrieved November 14, 2019. Print. November 13, 2019 page J1.
  6. Web. Greene official, son plead not guilty to federal charges, Tyler Hammel, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, November 16, 2019, retrieved November 17, 2019. Print. November 16, 2019 page A1.
  7. Web. Ethyle Giuseppe dies at 101: 'Remarkable benefactor' to be honored at service Saturday, Terry Beigie, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, November 1, 2019, retrieved November 3, 2019. Print. November 1, 2019 page A3.
  8. Web. Brenda G. Garton Named Interim County Administrator, Press Release, NBC29, July 13, 2018, retrieved July 23, 2018.
  9. Web. U.S. Census Bureau Quick Facts for Greene County, U.S. Census, retrieved July 23, 2018.
  10. Web. Virginia Population Estimates, Website, Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, January 30, 2017, retrieved April 4, 2017.
  11. Web. [1], Terry Beigie, News Article, Greene County Record, September 27, 2018, retrieved October 4, 2018.
  12. Web. Department of the Army Permit 2011-1973, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, retrieved November 9, 2019.

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