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Washington County Board of Supervisors

Your County, Your Board, Moving Forward Together.

The County of Washington is governed by a Board consisting of seven Supervisors elected from the citizenry of Washington County, one Supervisor from each of the county’s seven Election Districts. Terms of each Supervisor are for four years and may be successive. Qualifications for election to the Board of Supervisors are prescribed in the Virginia Code and Election Districts shall be defined by ordinance and set out in the County Code.

Meeting Information

Board of Supervisors Auditorium
County Government Building
1 Government Center Place,
Abingdon, VA 24210
Meeting Time:
The Annual and Regular Meetings are Called to Order at 6:30 p.m.

Regular Meeting Schedule:
2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month.
(December: held on the 2nd Tuesday only)
Annual Organizational Meeting:
2nd Tuesday in January

Committees & Advisory Boards

The Washington County Board of Supervisors establishes and makes appointments to various Committees and Advisory Boards throughout the year.  Most Committees and Advisory Boards are established at the Board of Supervisors’ Annual Meeting held in early January (please refer to the Minutes of the Meeting of the Board of Supervisors for their first January meeting of the current year for a listing of established Committees/Advisory Board for the year and appointments thereto).  Committees and Advisory Boards meet on a regular or as-needed basis, usually coordinated by County administrative personnel.  Committees of the Board of Supervisors are composed of two or three Board members, assisted by County administrative personnel and/or other persons appointed by Board Committee members.  Some Committees are constituted jointly with one or more other County boards, authorities or commissions and are referred to as Joint Committees.  Advisory Boards to the Board of Supervisors are composed of up to seven persons appointed by the Board of Supervisors, based on County Election Districts, organizations and/or at-large representation (no Board of Supervisors members serve on Advisory Boards). Committees and Advisory Boards are charged with a variety of responsibilities, usually to review and advise the Board of Supervisors and other bodies on specific matters or issues of interest to the County government.  Committees and Advisory Boards serve an important role in their ability to focus on specific matters in detail and render advice and recommendations for formal action by the Board of Supervisors and others. Meeting of Committees and Advisory Boards are posted to the website’s Calendar.