Mathews County is governed by a publicly elected five-member Board of Supervisors who serve four year staggered terms. The Board meets in the historic courthouse on the fourth Tuesday of each month staggering times between 1 pm and 6 pm. Daily operations of the county are handled by an appointed County Administrator. The County has adopted a comprehensive plan and zoning and subdivision ordinances.
Mathews County Board of Supervisors From top left: Supervisor Jackie Ingram; Vice-Chair Melissa Mason; Supervisor Paul Hudgins; Chair Michael Rowe; Supervisor Amy Dubois
Staggering times between 1 pm and 6 pm
The fourth Tuesday each month except for the months of November and December when the meetings may be moved due to the holiday schedule
The government of Mathews County exists to provide the citizens of the county with services which will address their individual and collective needs both for the present and the future. In partnership with the citizens, the government of Mathews County pledges a civic stewardship that is fiscally accountable, socially responsible and worthy of citizen trust.
Under Virginia Law, all information, including email, written letters, documents and phone messages, sent to the Mathews County Board of Supervisors is subject to Freedom of Information Act law. This includes the sender’s email address, home address or phone number if shown in the message, the content of the message and any associated attachments to the mail.
The County of Mathews does not contract with any lobbyist or lobbying firm. The elected Board of Supervisors and appointed County Administrator perform all lobbying activities on behalf of the citizens of Mathews, as needed. One member of the Board is appointed as the Legislative Liaison to the Virginia Association of Counties each year.
The Board also pays membership dues to the Virginia Association of Counties and Virginia Municipal League, both of which also perform lobbying activities.