The Board of Supervisors is the governing body of the county. The five-member board is elected for four-year terms. Board members are elected from five single-member districts. Elections are held as a part of the Virginia general election in November of odd-numbered years. The current Board's term of office is January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2020.
The board, as the legislative body, is responsible for enacting laws and setting policies. It also approves the budget for county services and appoints citizens to the several boards, authorities, commissions, and committees.