Albemarle County Board of Supervisors

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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 next election is in November 2019.


Current membership

The current members of the Board of Supervisors, serving terms ending in 2017 or 2019 are:

Mallek is serving as the chair in 2018.

This comprises six Democrats on the Board of Supervisors.

Body Supervisor
5th and Avon Community Advisory Committee Palmer
5th and Avon Community Advisory Committee Randolph
Acquisition of Conservation Easement (ACE) Committee Mallek
Agricultural and Forestal Advisory Committee Mallek
Albemarle Broadband Authority Palmer
Albemarle Economic Development Authority McKeel
Audit Committee Dill
Audit Committee Gallaway
CIP Oversight Committee Dill
CIP Oversight Committee Randolph
Crozet Community Advisory Committee Mallek
Darden Towe Park Committee Dill
Darden Towe Park Memorial Committee Gallaway
Hazardous Materials Local Emergency Planning Committee Randolph
High Growth Coalition Dill
High Growth Coalition Mallek
Historic Preservation Committee Mallek
Jail Authority McKeel
Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Gallaway
Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Mallek
Pantops Community Advisory Committee Dill
Piedmont Workforce Network Council (designee in absence of Chair) McKeel
Places 29 (Hydraulic) Community Advisory Committee, Board liaison, with said term to expire December 31, 2018. McKeel
Places 29 (Rio) Community Advisory Committee Gallaway
Places 29-North Community Advisory Committee Dill
Planning and Coordination Council Dill
Planning and Coordination Council (PACC) Mallek
Police Department Citizens Advisory Committee McKeel
Property Committee Gallaway
Property Committee Randolph
Regional Transit Partnership Mallek
Regional Transit Partnership McKeel
Residential Development Impact Work Group Randolph
Rivanna River Basin Commission Dill
Rivanna River Basin Commission Mallek
Rivanna Solid Waste Authority Palmer
Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority Palmer
Solid Waste Alternatives Advisory Committee Dill
Solid Waste Alternatives Advisory Committee (SWAAC) with said term to expire December 31, 2018. Palmer
Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (TJPDC) Foundation Board Palmer
Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (TJPDC) Foundation Board Randolph
TJPDC Rural Transportation Advisory Council Randolph
Village of Rivanna Community Advisory Committee Randolph
Workforce Investment Board Mallek

Board commmittee assignments

Former Members

Main article: List of Albemarle Supervisors

Also See articles related to former members of the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors


The current Board of Supervisors annual salary is $14,542.[1] The chair receives a yearly stipend of $1,800. The vice chair receives $35 for every meeting he or she chairs.[2]


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.

See also: List of former chairs of the Board of Supervisors.


Duties of the Board include:

  • Approving the budget as prepared by staff.

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Meetings and contact


The Board meets on the first and second Wednesdays of each month, with the first meeting held during the day and the second at night. The Board generally meets in Lane Auditorium but occasionally holds work sessions in Room 241. The beginning of regular meetings features a time when member of the public can make a comment to the supervisors. The board allows people to sign up for speaking slots online as well.

The audio of every meeting is live-streamed in its entirety. A podcast is made available each day.[3] The Board of Supervisors sought partnerships for video-streaming in 2015 [4] but opted to do the work in-house. Video-streams of meetings have been available since November 2015.

Tie breaker

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.[5] In January 2013, the board opted not to pursue adding a seventh member.[6]

Party affiliations on the Board

In 1999, Democrat Charles Martin told the Daily Progress that party did not play a big role in how the Board worked when he was a member.[7]

External links


  1. Albemarle County Board of Supervisors Minutes, 8 Oct. 2008. County of Albemarle. Retrieved 8 Jun. 2010.
  2. Albemarle County. Albemarle County Code. Section 2-202. Web. 16 June 2010. <>.
  4. Web. Albemarle seeks partnerships for video streaming government meetings, Charlottesville Tomorrow, February 6, 2014, retrieved February 12, 2014.
  5. Web. Albemarle County Board of Supervisors minutes for June 15, 1921, County of Albemarle, retrieved December 7, 2011.
  6. Web. Albemarle chairmanship vote stalls for third year, Aaron Richardson, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, 9 Jan 2013, retrieved 10 July 2013.
  7. Courtney Miller. 15 May 1999. Daily Progress. 19 May 2009. (via George Loper's archive)