Mecklenburg County, Virginia

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Mecklenburg County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the population was 32,380. Its county seat is Boydton[1].

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History

Mecklenburg County was established in 1765 from Lunenburg County.

Government

Mecklenburg County is governed by a 9-member Board of Supervisors. They serve as the legislating and policy body for the county enacting laws, ordinances, and taxes . They appoint a County Administrator to conduct day-to-day operations. H. Wayne Carter, III is the current County Administrator, Judy P. Sheffield is the current Assistant County Administrator.

The board members are:

  • District 1 - W.P Hudgins, Sr.,
  • District 2 - Glanzy M. Spain,Jr.,
  • District 3 - Evans D. Tanner, Jr.,
  • District 4 - Vacant Until June 2, 2010 replacement appointee
  • District 5 - Glenn E. Barbour-Chair,
  • District 6 - William E. Blalock,
  • District 7 - James D. Jennings,
  • District 8 - L. Orell Lenhart,
  • District 9 - Greg V. Gordon-Vice Chair

Constitutional officers

Under the Virginia Constitution, each county and city within the state must install Constitutional Officers. Counties under the Traditional Form of Government must install all five officers. The majority of Virginia counties operate under the Traditional Form. Counties with the County Executive Form, Urban County Executive, or County Manager Plan of Government usually install just three (Clerk, Commonwealth Attorney, and Sheriff) opting for a Director of Finance appointed by the Board to take the place of the Commissioner of Revenue and Treasurer. Examples are (Fairfax, Henrico and Prince William Counties). These officers are heads of their respective departments. They consist of:

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