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Kilmarnock's Town Council

Meet Kilmarnock’s Town Council

 
 
 
Shawn E. Donahue
Mayor

sdonahue@kilmarnockva.com

Term Ends December 31,  2026

  • Ex-Officio member of all Committees
Dr. Curtis H. Smith
Vice Mayor

csmith@kilmarnockva.com

Term Ends December 31, 2026

Water & Wastewater, Chair

Administration & Finance

Economic Development

Michael Bedell

 

mbedell@kilmarnockva.com

 Term Ends December 31, 2024

Administration & Finance, Chair 

Streets, Sidewalks & Playgrounds

Economic Development

Alice Cooper

 

acooper@kilmarnockva.com

Term Ends December 31, 2024

Police, Public Safety

Streets, Sidewalks, Playgrounds

Water & Wastewater

 

 

Les Spivey

lesmaura@outlook.com

Term Ends December 31,  2026

Planning Commission Liaison

Police & Emergency Preparedness, Chair 

Water & Wastewater 

Rebecca Tebbs Nunn

rnunn@kilmarnockva.com

Term Ends December 31, 2026

Streets, Sidewalks & Playgrounds, Chair

Water & Wastewater

Police & Emergency Preparedness

Administration & Finance 

Mae Umphlett

mumphlett@kilmarnockva.com

Term Ends December 31,2024

Economic Development, Chair

Administrative and Finance

2024 Town Council Meeting Dates

January. 22            February. 26         

March. 18             April. 15

May. 20          June. 17

July. 15           August. 19

September.  16        October. 21

November. 18         December.  16

Special Called Meetings

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.

Next Meeting Scheduled For: June 27, 2024
at 7PM
There will be a Special Called Meeting of the Kilmarnock Town Council for the purpose of 2025 Budget. The first reading will be held June 17th at 7pm and the second will be held June 27th at 7pm.

Public Meetings

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.

Next Meeting Scheduled For: June 17, 2024
at 7:00pm

Town Council: How it Works

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 Towns 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 councils 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 months Town Council meeting agenda.

2024 November Election Candidates Information:

Candidates whom are interested in serving on Kilmarnock Town Council will need to file their paperwork  on or before June 18th for the November election. Please see the links below for all information and documents. 

Click here for: How to run for local office

Click here for: TOWN -Declaration of Candidacy

Click here for: TOWN -Certificate of Candidate Qualification

 

Requests Under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Any requests filed under FOIA should be addressed to the Town’s Designated FOIA Officer below.

Staff

Susan Cockrell Town Manager
804-435-1552 ext.1