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(NOTE:  Visit our Tourism website:  http://www.visitwisecounty.com for Local Cultural Events, Festivals and Activities in Wise County.  For scheduled events at The Glades park in downtown Wise, VA, please visit the Town of Wise Events page.)

ATTENTION:  The FY 2018-19 Proposed County Budget is now available for download.


Wise County, Virginia is accepting applications for the position of County Administrator.  Wise County is a rural community of approximately 40,000 residents located approximately 52 miles Northwest of Abingdon, Virginia.  A bachelor’s degree in business management, public administration, economics, finance, or a related field is required; with a Master’s Degree preferred.  At least five (5) years of public management experience or service as a chief administrative officer or deputy chief administrative officer in public or private sector management or in a responsible local government position required.  Past experience of the individual should demonstrate high levels of performance in areas that include finance, project management, public relations, human resources management, community and staff development and planning.  Additional information may be found at www.wisecounty.org.  The salary for the position is negotiable, based on qualifications and experience.  To be considered please submit a resume with cover letter, five (5) professional references and salary history to Attention:  Chairman Dana Kilgore, County Administrator Position, P.O. Box 570, Wise, VA 24293.  E-mail applications will not be accepted.  Deadline for submission is close of business on Wednesday, August 1, 2018.  The Wise County Administrator’s position will remain open until filled.

Wise County Virginia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Tue., June 19, 2018
Wise County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) will hold its next meeting at 5:00 p.m. in the Cavalier Room of The Inn at Wise, 110 E Main ST, Wise VA.

Thu., June 28, 2018
Wise County Board of Supervisors will hold continue their Recessed Meeting (from 06/14/18) at 5:00 p.m. in the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, VA.

Mon., July 9, 2018
Wise County Planning Commission will hold its Regular Meeting at 5:00 p.m. at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, VA.

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