County Administrator's Office

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County Administrator's Office

The County Administrator executes policies established by the Board of Supervisors or mandated by the Commonwealth of Virginia, represents the Board in County matters and reports directly to the Board of Supervisors.

Mailing Address:
Wise County Administrator's Office
P.O. Box 570
Wise, VA 24293-0570
Street Address:
Wise County Administrator's Office
206 E. Main St., Suite 223
Wise, VA 24293
Phone:  (276) 328-2321 Fax:  (276) 328-9780

Meet the County Administration
Administration Staff
Comprehensive Plan Update
Financial & Budget Information
Procurement – Bids & RFPs
Code of Wise County Online
VA Freedom of Information Act

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County Administrator – The County Administrator is the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors. He/she manages the County's Economic & Community Development efforts, oversees the Public Works department including Refuse & Waste Collection/Disposal operations, as well as, supervises the County Administration office staff, the GIS Mapping department and Special Projects.  Michael W. Hatfield assumed the position of full-time County Administrator on October 22, 2018.

Michael W. Hatfield

Chief Financial Officer – The Chief Financial Officer is responsible for management of the County's financial matters including the preparation and administration of the annual County budget and annual financial audit.  Laura Taylor-Baugh assumed the position of Chief Financial Officer on July 1, 2020.

Laura Taylor-Baugh

County Attorney – The County Attorney represents and advises the County in legal matters.

Karen T. Mullins

Economic Development / Grants Supervisor

Natalie Chapman

Industrial Development

Brian Falin

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Administration Staff

(Unless otherwise indicated, members of the County Administrator's staff may be contacted via the Administrator's Office telephone and fax numbers.)

Executive Secretary to the County Administrator
Annette Underwood

Contact Ms. Underwood if you would like to make an appointment to see or to leave a message for the County Administrator, or to request information about the County Administrator's Office as she serves as office manager. Ms. Underwood is also secretary to the Wise County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) and the Wise County Recreational Facility Authority.

Financial Management Assistant
Andre Villiard

Mr. Villiard is the primary contact for Human Resources (Payroll, Employee Benefits, etc.).

Financial Secretary
Donna Lester McCoy

Ms. McCoy is the primary contact for Accounts Payable.

Gwendolyn J. James

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Other Staff

Public Works
(276) 679-0515 (County Shop)

Public Works Director
George "Jackie" Darter

Mr. Darter is the primary contact for issues involving Solid Waste Collection & Disposal,  Landfill Operations & Management, Solid Waste Convenience Centers, and all other Public Works projects.

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Building & Zoning Department
(276) 328-7119

Code Official
Jimmy McElrath

Building & Zoning Secretary

Mapping & Zoning Technician
Cindy Ewing


Litter Control
(276) 328-1000

Litter Control Officer / Clean County Coordinator
Greg Cross

Mr. Cross is the primary contact for issues involving Litter Control, Recycling, Illegal Dumping, and Solid Waste Educational Programs for Wise County.  He also serves as the Executive Coordinator for Keep Wise County Beautiful.  He and his staff are responsible for local enforcement of State and County litter laws.

Litter Control Officer
Jack McClanahan

Litter Control Officer
Timothy McNew

Lori Mabe

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Animal Control
Animal Shelter - (276) 679-6750 / Email

Chief Animal Control Officer
Beverly Grigsby

The Chief Animal Control Officer and his staff are responsible for stray & destructive animal control and animal shelter operations.

Animal Control Officer

Shelter Office Manager
Carrie Meade


Automated Data Processing

Data Processing Supervisor/Programmer
Martin Gilliam

Mr. Gilliam is the primary contact for Automated Data Processing and Information Systems issues for Wise County government.  He is responsible for management & support of the county's central computer system (HP e3000), as well as, PC and network support for the Commissioner of the Revenue and Treasurer offices.

Data Processing Technician/Assistant
Freddy McCowan


Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
(276) 328-7110

Geographic Information Officer
Jessica Swinney

Ms. Swinney is the primary contact for Mapping and Geographic Information Management for the County

E-911 Mapping Technician
Arvil Pilkenton

Mr. Pilkenton is responsible for management of road names and house numbering associated with the County's E-911 system.

GIS Mapping Technician
Maria Culbertson

GIS Mapping Technician
Summer Smith

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Building Maintenance & Housekeeping

Maintenance Supervisor
Tony Honeycutt

Responsible for the maintenance operations of county buildings & grounds including, but not limited to those of the Wise County Courthouse complex, the Wise County Health Department building and the Wise County Department of Social Services facility.

Maintenance Worker
Mark McKinney

Sam Kegley

Crystal Boggs

Tammy Hall

Tyler Kegley

Clifford Olinger

Custodian - Health Center
Marcia Spears

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Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

EOC Coordinator / HAZMAT Coordinator
Jessica Swinney

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