Election of the Supervisors is held as a part of the State's general election in November in odd-numbered years. At its organizational meeting in January, the Board organizes itself and selects one of it members to serve as chairman and another member to serve as its vice-chairman. The Board of Supervisors has both administrative and legislative responsibilities.
The powers and duties of the local Board of Supervisors include:
- preparing the County budget and appropriating funds; levying County taxes; appointing members of various boards and committees;
- pre-auditing claims against the County and issuing warrants for their settlement; constructing and maintaining County buildings and other property; adopting the county's Comprehensive Land Use Plan, approving and enforcing zoning and other land use ordinances;
- and adopting and enforcing ordinances for police, sanitation, health, and other purposes as permitted by State law.
Seated (L/R): Brad C. Rosenberger, Jefferson District; C. Jack Frazier, Cedar Mountain District; Steven E. Nixon, Chairman,West Fairfax District; Steven L. Walker, East Fairfax District; Sue D. Hansohn,Catalpa District; Alexa V. Fritz, Vice Chairman, Salem District; William C. Chase, Jr., Stevensburg District; Standing (L/R): Sandra R. Robinson, County Attorney; Frank T. Bossio.
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