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Kilmarnock, VirginiaTown Council

Kilmarnock’s Town Council

Meet Kilmarnock’s Town Council

Mae P. Umphlett

Term Ends November 2022

  • Ex-Officio member of all Committees

Dr. Curtis H. Smith
Vice Mayor

Term Ends November 2022

Water & Wastewater, Chair

Administration & Finance

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Kylie Abbott

Term Ends November 2024

Economic Development, Chair

Police & Emergency Preparedness

Administration & Finance


Mike Bedell

Term Ends November 2024

Streets, Sidewalks & Playgrounds, Chair

Economic Development

Emerson Gravatt

Term Ends November 2022

Administration & Finance, Chair

Police & Emergency Preparedness

Streets, Sidewalks & Playgrounds

Les Spivey

Term Ends November 2022

Planning Commission Liasion

Economic Development

Water & Wastewater


Rebecca Tebbs Nunn

Term Ends November 2022

Streets, Sidewalks & Playgrounds

Water & Wastewater

2022 Election Information:

On November 8, 2022 elections will be held for Kilmarnock’s Mayor, three Town Council positions and a Special Election to complete a remaining two year term.
The deadline to file is June 21, 2022 at 7:00 PM for the Mayoral and Town Council roles. Certification of Candidate Qualification and Declaration of Candidacy: Click here
There is also a Special Election for a remaining two year term that ends in 2026.  Candidates for the Special Election have until August 19, 2022 at 5:00 PM to register. The Special Election Candidate bulletin: Click here
Further questions can be answered by the Lancaster County Dept. of Elections at 804-462-5277

Special Called Meeting: 

No meetings at this time

Public Comment Period:

No Public Comments at this time


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 Hearing:


  • No Public Hearings at this time

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.1