Tuesday August 4th, 2020, the Town Hall is physically closed. We are operating virtually-please call 804-435-1552 and select the EXT you need and your call will be answered. Thank you and stay safe!

To report power loss go to www.dominionenergy.com or by call 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357).

Town Hall has reopened from 9:00am – 5:00pm. All citizens will be required to wear a face covering inside government buildings as mandated by the Governor’s Executive Order 63 and social distancing must be maintained. We will have masks available.

Kilmarnock, VirginiaTown Council

Kilmarnock’s Town Council

Meet Kilmarnock’s Town Council

Mae P. Umphlett


Term Ends June 2022

  • Ex-Officio member of all Committees

Dr. Curtis H. Smith
Vice Mayor


Term Ends June 2022

Water & Wastewater, Chair

Administration & Finance

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Kylie Abbott


Term Ends June 2024

Economic Development, Chair

Police & Emergency Preparedness

Administration & Finance


Mike Bedell


Term Ends June 2024

Streets, Sidewalks & Playgrounds, Chair

Economic Development

Emerson Gravatt


Term Ends June 2022

Administration & Finance, Chair

Police & Emergency Preparedness

Streets, Sidewalks & Playgrounds


Donald L. Lee


Term Ends June 2024

Police & Emergency Preparedness, Chair

Streets, Sidewalks & Playgrounds

Water & Wastewater

Les Spivey


Term Ends June 2022

Planning Commission Liasion

Economic Development

Water & Wastewater


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.

Public Hearings

There is a public hearing on a request for rezoning of property behind the future Tractor Supply site and behind Best Western on North Main Street. This property is currently split zoned with C1 Commercial and R1 Low Density Residential. The proposal is to reduce the area of C1 and rezone the remainder of the property to R2 Medium Density. The public hearing will be at the August meeting of the Town Council on Monday, August 17, 2020 at 7:00 PM in the Town Hall.

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.

Requests Under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

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


Susan Cockrell Town Manager
804-435-1552 ext.25