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Craig H. Giese, 1st District
Ernest W. Palin, Jr., 2nd District, Chairman
Jason D. Bellows, 3rd District, Vice-Chairman
William R. Lee, 4th District,
William C. Smith, 5th District

Lancaster County is governed by a five-member Board of Supervisors which meets on the last Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the General District Courtroom at the Lancaster Courthouse.

Meetings of the Board of Supervisors are open to the public. Persons wishing to speak on matters not advertised for public hearing may do so during the Public Input Session.

Item(s) to be placed on an agenda of a regular monthly meeting must be submitted in writing with any related materials to the County Administrator’s Office at least ten (10) calendar days prior to the meeting.

Board of Supervisors 2024 Meeting Dates

The Board of Supervisors will hold its regular monthly meetings during calendar year 2024 on the following dates:

  • January 25
  • February 29
  • March 28
  • April 25
  • May 30
  • June 27
  • July 25
  • August 29
  • September 26
  • October 31
  • November 21
  • December 12

All Regular meetings of the Board of Supervisors will be held at in the Lancaster County Administrative Building/Commission Meeting Room at 7:00 PM, unless advertised otherwise. Meetings shall be open to the public, except for those portions that may be lawfully closed in conformance with the Virginia Freedom of Information Act.

New Format for Access to Public Meetings

Lancaster County is implementing an Agenda Management System for public meetings of the Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission, Wetlands Board and various other boards and commissions which will improve access to public meetings and related documentation.

Public access to this new system is facilitated by a new web site which will serve as a Public Meeting Portal. The new site will host live streams of current meetings and provide access to all meeting-related information including schedules, agendas and supporting documentation for upcoming meetings and minutes and indexed video recordings of previous meetings.

All meetings are currently being live streamed. The full agenda book and meeting minutes capabilities will be phased in gradually, starting with the Board of Supervisors.

Citizens may also view meeting live streams and video recordings of previous meetings directly from County's new YouTube Channel.

As it has for the past several months, Lancaster County will continue to offer access to public meetings as Zoom webinars to allow its citizens to interactively participate in public hearings and public input sessions. The Zoom webinars will be the only means available to the citizens of Lancaster County for remote electronic public participation during these meetings. Live streams will be strictly view only/listen only. Access instructions for Zoom webinars will be posted on this website in the days leading up to scheduled meetings.