Board of Supervisors


The Board of Supervisors meetings are currently held at 7:00 P.M. the first Thursday of every month in the General District Courtroom of the Surry County Government Center.  Meetings are streamed live for the public through the Surry County Government YouTube Channel:

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings once approved.  Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


  • Robert Elliott, Chairperson
    Claremont District
  • Michael H. Drewry, Vice-Chair
    Dendron District
  • Ronald Howell, Jr.
    Carsley District
  • Timothy Calhoun
    Surry District
  • Judy S. Lyttle,
    Bacon's Castle District
  • Melissa Rollins, County Administrator
    and Clerk of the Board

2020 BOS Members
L to R: Judy S. Lyttle, Kenneth R. Holmes, Robert Elliott, Timothy Calhoun, and Michael H. Drewry.

The Board of Supervisors is a five-member board elected to a four-year term by registered voters as representatives of each of the County's five-election districts. The members and the district they represent are noted. Current terms will expire December 31, 2023.


The Board of Supervisors strives to maintain a strong commitment towards efficiency and effectiveness in County government and positively impact the public safety, health, education and welfare of the citizens of Surry through effective leadership and fiscal integrity. The Board will encourage the orderly growth and development of the community to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Surry County.


  • Promote growth in a manner which protects the County's agriculture, environment, quality of life and historic resources
  • Balance quality of government services with fiscal integrity
  • Enhance relations with the stakeholders of County government
  • Keep citizens informed; encourage openness and participation in government


  • Work with regional economic development organizations to promote Surry County as the ideal business location
  • Continue to exercise sound financial management and build the County's fiscal strength while minimizing the property tax burden
  • Support the development and deployment of broadband technology
  • Work closely with the School System to plan joint County services and facilities
  • Increase public services and facilities relative to tourism, parks and recreation and library services
  • Implement a Capital Improvement Plan in conjunction with the County's Comprehensive Plan
  • Promote and maintain a quality workforce; equip employees with the resources needed to be efficient and effective
  • Work to ensure the safety, security and maintenance of all County facilities
  • Work closely with legislators and regional organizations in critical public policy areas

Strategic Action Agenda

At their meeting on January 2, 2014, the Surry County Board of Supervisors adopted a Strategic Action Agenda (PDF) to prioritize future actions of the Board.

Additional Information

For more information about the Board of Supervisors, their meetings, contacting them or requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), view the Board of Supervisors Pamphlet (PDF)  or contact the Surry County Administrative Office.