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​​Below is an overview of how your government, Prince William County government, operates. The eight-member Board of County Supervisors is elected by the residents of Prince William County and is the policy-making body for the county government. The Board adopts local laws, sets policies, decides how money will be spent and makes local land use decisions.  The Board appoints a County Executive to act as the chief administrative officer and oversee the County government on a day-to-day basis.  ​

Board of County Supervisors

The Board of County Supervisors is made up of eight elected members representing the seven magisterial districts in the county and one member at-large. The board adopts local law, sets policies, adopts a budget and capital improvement program, and makes local land usedecisions.

County Attorney

The County Attorney's Office provides counsel and advice in all civil matters to the Board of County Supervisors and all boards, commissions, departments, agencies, offices and officials of the general County government; drafts and prepares County ordinances and legislative proposals; defends and brings actions in which the County or any of its boards, commissions, etc., shall be a party; and in other matters, advises and represents the general County government.

County Executive

Prince William County government operates under the County Executive form of government. The County Executive is appointed by the Board of County Supervisors, and acts as the chief administrative officer and oversees the County government on a day-to-day basis.

Other Agencies

The following is a list of other agencies and local elected officials that are not under the direction of the Board of County Supervisors but do receive general fund support from Prince William County.

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