Local Government Officials Review
We previously discussed that there are 95 counties in Virginia
Most counties have very similar government structures
You've already done your web quest, so this will just be a quick review of what you've done
The Board of Supervisors
Is the principal governing body of the county
Northampton has five districts and five supervisors
They serve staggered four-year terms
The chief law enforcement officer in a county
They are also elected officials
Our current sheriff is David Doughty
The name of the public officer who is elected in each city or county to conduct criminal prosecutions on behalf of the state.
Beverly Leatherbury currently holds this position
The Commissioner of Revenue
local official responsible for assessing property, income and license taxes, collecting and auditing tax returns, and keeping an accurate accounting of all delinquent tax accounts
Charlene Gray currently holds this office
The official who is responsible for receiving, depositing, and disbursing funds
Cindy Bradford is our current county treasurer
Clerk of Court
An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
Traci Johnson is the Northampton Clerk of Court
She serves an eight year term (which is the longest office people hold in the U.S.)
This person is not an elected official
This position is responsible for supervising the registrar and elections within the county
Terrance Flynn currently holds this position
The School Board
The governing body of a school district responsible for the development or approval of educational policies, approval of the budget, hiring of the superintendent, and other personnel matters.
Northampton County has 7 school board members
Northampton County elects people to these positions
The chief executive officer of a school district; may be directly elected or appointed by the school board.
The NCPS School Board appoints our superintendent
Charles "Eddie" Lawrence currently holds this position
Which of the following people would be responsible for assessing the value of your property?
Commissioner of Revenue
Check the ones who are elected officials in Northampton County.
How many districts are there in Northampton County?
The current sheriff is David __________
Which local official has the toughest job in your opinion?