Town Council

Kilmarnock has a “Council-Manager” form of government

With this form of government, the town council as a whole has control over administration or operation of the town. The town council, composed of the mayor and six council members, is elected at large by the popular vote of the qualified voters of Kilmarnock. There are no precincts for the purpose of Town elections.

The Kilmarnock mayoral role is directly elected and holds the position for a 4 year term. The mayor presides over the monthly Town Council meetings and votes in the case of a tie. Each Town Council member is elected to a 4 year term and within the Town Council, the terms are staggered, three standing for election every two years.

The council possesses both legislative and executive authority. The council may appoint officials (Planning Commissioners, as an example) and approves mayoral nominations. The Town Council creates and appoints members to subcommittees on various topics to conduct the Town’s business and make recommendations to the larger Council body. The Council exercises primary control over the municipal budget.

The town council (including the mayor) appoints a town manager who supervises and coordinates the various departments throughout town hall and acts as the director of public utilities. The town manager is vested with the administrative and executive powers of the town and holds office at the pleasure of the council. The manager prepares the budget for the council’s consideration and makes reports and recommendations to the town council.

Kilmarnock has five subcommittees that meet monthly: Administration and Finance; Economic Development;  Police, Public Safety  &Emergency Preparedness;  Streets, Sidewalks and Playgrounds; Water and Sewer. Each subcommittee has a council member as the chair, one or more additional members and is supported by the town staff. All meetings are open to the public with a schedule posted on this website.

The Town Council meets at 7:00 p.m. on the third Monday of every month at the Town Hall at 1 N. Main Street. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. Click here for directions. Please refer to the meeting schedule link below for the official list of meeting dates. Click here for the current month’s Town Council meeting agenda. (Link activated once agenda is published.)

Public Hearing

On Monday, the 19th day of June, 2017, the Council of the Town of Kilmarnock, Virginia, will hold a public hearing on the proposed issuance of general obligation bonds of the Town in the estimated maximum principal amount of $2,000,000.  The purpose of the proposed bonds is to finance, together with other available funds, capital improvements to the Town Centre Park and related expenses.

The public hearing will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Kilmarnock Town Hall located at 1 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, Virginia.  Interested persons may appear at such time and place and present their views.

Related documents can be found at the Town Hall, Monday – Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM; and online at  Inquiries shall be directed to Tom Saunders at or (804)435-1552 ext.26.

Meetings Now On-line

Both Town Council and Planning Commission meetings are filmed and then posted for viewing approximately 1-2 business days following the meeting.  Visit Kilmarnock, VA to view the official meeting videos. This is a FREE service.

Click Here to View the Town Council Members

Click Here to View the Official Town Meeting Schedule

Click Here to View Town Council Minutes

2016 Meetings (Click here)

2015 Meetings (Click here)

2014 Meetings (Click here)

2013 Meetings (Click here)

2012 Meetings (Click here)

2011 Meetings (Click here)

2010 Meetings (Click here)

2009 Meetings (click here)

Click Here to View Town Council Subcommittee Minutes

Administrative Financial

Economic Development

Emergency Preparedness

Police & Public Safety

Streets, Sidewalks and Playground

Town Centre

Water & Wastewater