We believe our citizens are customers and deserve the highest quality of services we can offer. If you have questions or need a particular service please call or stop by the Town Hall. The hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM.
The Administrative Department is responsible for creating and preserving the public records, and answering inquiries received from those interested in knowing about the services, history, and demographics of the town. The department bills and collects Town taxes, utility charges, business license fees and is responsible for the proper accounting of town receipts and disbursements and preparing the town’s annual budget. Zoning, licensing, and issuance of permits are also handled by the Zoning Administrator. Special Events and group use of the Town Park are handled by the Special Events Coordinator.
Economic Development & Tourism Coordinator
The Town of Kilmarnock, VA seeks a full-time Economic Development & Tourism Coordinator.
The position assists with professional and administrative responsibilities related to promoting business growth and economic development within the Town. In addition, the position assists in tourism development and support for Virginia’s River Realm including marketing, public relations and visitor support with our travel Ambassadors. The successful candidate must have excellent communication skills and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, multi-faceted work environment.
• Providing support and resources to new and existing businesses, including small business owners and entrepreneurs, and balancing divergent needs;
• Collaboration with state and local agencies, chambers of commerce on business, tourism and related issues;
• Creating and ensuring that Kilmarnock’s economic development goals and strategic initiatives are achieved;
• Developing close, productive working relationships with the business community to attract and retain business and, developing private, public and academic sector partnerships at all levels;
• Developing and implementing marketing programs for business attraction and retention strategies.
• Promoting the Town of Kilmarnock as a prime business location and encouraging the expansion and retention of existing businesses.
•Enhancing Kilmarnock’s economic sustainability through efforts that advance innovation, competitiveness, and resiliency
The ideal candidate will utilize considerable initiative and independent judgment in developing marketing strategies and associated materials and exercise professionalism, courtesy, and tact in frequent contact with business representatives, government liaisons and the general public. The position reports to the Town Manager. Applicant requirements include any combination of experience and education equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in business administration, marketing, public administration, economics, planning, engineering, tourism or related field, with extensive professional experience in economic development, marketing or planning related activities, preferably in local, state or regional government.
SALARY: $ DOQ/DOE (+) benefits. Typical work hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday with some weekend and evening hours required. The Town of Kilmarnock offers medical\dental\vision\life insurance\Virginia Retirement System\vacation benefits. Résumés will be accepted until the position is filled. Kilmarnock is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Freedom of Information Act Requests
The Rights of Requesters and the Responsibilities of the Town of Kilmarnock, Virginia under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act
The Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), located § 2.2-3700 et seq. of the Code of Virginia, guarantees citizens of the Commonwealth and representatives of the media access to public records held by public bodies, public officials, and public employees.
A public record is any writing or recording — regardless of whether it is a paper record, an electronic file, an audio or video recording, or any other format — that is prepared or owned by, or in the possession of a public body or its officers, employees or agents in the transaction of public business. All public records are presumed to be open, and may only be withheld if a specific, statutory exemption applies.
The policy of FOIA states that the purpose of FOIA is to promote an increased awareness by all persons of governmental activities. In furthering this policy, FOIA requires that the law be interpreted liberally, in favor of access, and that any exemption allowing public records to be withheld must be interpreted narrowly.