Dee Russell for Mathews Board of Supervisors

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Its time to work together for Mathews!

So what are the responsibilities of a Board of  Supervisor?

The Board of Supervisors is the governing body of the County and has both administrative and legislative responsibilities, some of which are done in the role of the local governing body and some of which have developed from its function as an administrative subdivision of the State.


The Board, as the legislative body, is responsible for enacting laws and setting policies. Including adopting and enforcing ordinances for law enforcement, sanitation, health, and other regulations as permitted by State law (Dillon Rule).

The Board approves the budget and appropriates funds for County Services. 

Sets the County tax rates.

​ The Board oversees the adoption of  the County’s comprehensive land use plan and approving/enforcing related ordinances.

The Board appoints citizens to boards, authorities, commissions, and committees.

Virginia is a Dillion Rule State which means....

the Dillon rule is used in explaining state law when there is a question of whether or

not a local government has a certain power.

Outside of the items listed above, County Government is limited  to what it

is allowed to do by the State Legislation because of the Dillion Rule..

If you would like to read more about the Dillon Rule please click here.

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So what else do I believe  
the BOS is responsible for?

1.-  Listening to all of the citizens of the County. We are in this together! We need to work together for the future of Mathews.

2.- Reading the BOS packet and asking questions before the meeting. Sometimes packets are 200 plus pages, but members of the Board should be reading every page to be  informed about the decisions they are making.

3.-Stop kicking cans down the road for the next group to resolve. Make informed decisions and move forward.


Mathews Historic Courthouse- Circa

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August 17, 2021

Well the ballot has been set. Signs are going up and the race begins!

Thanks for submitting!