Board of Supervisors

Madison County operates under the "traditional” form of County government. The powers and duties of the County as a body politic and corporate are vested in a board of county supervisors (“the Board”). The Board consists of five members, elected from the county at large, who serve staggered terms of four years each. The Board elects a Chairman and a Vice Chairman annually from its membership. The Chairman, and in his absence the Vice Chairman, serves as the presiding officer for each meeting and as the head of government for official functions and ceremonial purposes. The Board of Supervisors is accountable for a variety of activities including:

  • Establishing priorities for County programs and services
  • Establishing administrative and legislative policy
  • Adopting an annual budget and appropriating funds
  • Establishing county tax rates
  • Adopting and enforcing the County’s comprehensive land use plan

The Board, in the performance of its duties, obligations and functions, takes action collectively through adoption of appropriate ordinances, resolutions and motions.

There are times when Madison County residents and business operators, public officials or other individuals desire to speak before the Board of Supervisors or request the Board to take action or otherwise react on a specific issue. The Board has a tradition of providing time for these speakers at the beginning and at the end of every regular meeting through public comment.

However, the Madison County Board of Supervisors has found it difficult to appropriately respond in a timely manner if sufficient notice of the request is not provided. Therefore, it is the policy of the Madison County Board of Supervisors to require that a reproducible (8½ x 11) written description of any item to be considered be submitted to the Clerk of the Board by noon at least 7 days before a regularly scheduled meeting. Individuals providing such documents are reminded that all such information becomes public information, subject to the Freedom of Information Act, upon receipt by County staff.

Board Meetings

Open meetings of the Madison County Board of Supervisors, including joint meetings with the Planning Commission, are held in the Board Auditorium located within the Administration Building at 414 North Main Street unless otherwise noted. Per month, the Board will hold two regular meetings and one joint meeting with the Planning Commission. The dates and times for these meetings are as follows:

First Regular Meeting

Apart from regular meeting items, the first regular meeting serves as the meeting where County Departments provide updates to the Board of Supervisors. While Department updates may also be given upon request at other meetings, the first regular meeting always has an item listed for updates by County Departments, Constitutional Officers, Agencies, and Other Committees.

These meetings are held on the Second Tuesday of Each Month at 4:00 PM.

Second Regular Meeting

The second regular meetings, unless otherwise noted, do not feature an item for County Department updates. While Departments may give updates at these meetings, there is no regular item on the agenda for these updates to be given.

These meetings are held on the Fourth Tuesday of Each Month at 6:00 PM.

Joint Meeting with the Planning Commission

The Planning Commission serves as the advisor to the Board of Supervisors in matters of planning and zoning by preparing and recommending plans, ordinances, capital improvement programs and similar documents, and reviewing development proposals. Joint meetings between the Board and Planning Commission typically involve the review of cases regarding rezoning, special use permits, subdivision applications, the County plan, and ordinance reviews.

These meetings are held on the First Wednesday of Each Month at 7:00 PM.

Current Members

Mailing AddressPhone NumberTerm Expires
R. Clay Jackson
P.O. Box 711 Madison, VA 22727703-772-513212/31/2025
Carty Yowell

4025 Etlan Road, Etlan, VA 22719

Charlotte Hoffman

2633 N Seminole Trail Brightwood, VA 22715

James Jewett

6800 Locust Dale Road, Locust Dale, VA 22948

Dustin Dawson

233 Schoolhouse Road, Madison, VA 22727


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