County-Administration

County Administration

The County Administrator is appointed by the Board of Supervisors and serves as the County's chief executive officer. She appoints all department heads/directors and supervises County staff, implements policies set by the Board of Supervisors or mandated by the State, and collaborates with other community agencies to provide services to citizens. The Board of Supervisors deals with the County Administrator on all matters relating to County government administration. 

The County Administrator guides and directs the day-to-day operations of County government under the authority of the Board of Supervisors and has ultimate responsibility for all phases of local government.

The County Administrator is responsible for recommending policies and implementing programs for the Board of Supervisors, and ensuring compliance with federal, state and local laws.

Each year, the County Administrator and staff prepare the County's proposed annual budget and proposed tax rates.

Angie Hill, County Administrator

About the County Administrator

Angela “Angie” Hill joined Montgomery County in October 1997 as Director of Financial and Management Services. In 2020, Angie was promoted to Assistant County Administrator and Chief Financial Officer. In the fall of 2021, she was promoted to Deputy County Administrator and Chief Financial Officer. In November 2023, Angie was appointed County Administrator. She is the second female chosen to lead Montgomery County as Administrator since it was established in 1776.  

Prior to joining the county, she began working for Brown Edwards & Company, LLP., a regional certified public accounting firm, in 1988 as a staff accountant. By 1992, she was promoted to the position of auditor at Brown Edwards & Company where she specialized in governmental audits.

Angie graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting in 1988. She’s a licensed by the Virginia Board of Accountancy as a Certified Public Accountant. She’s a member of the Virginia Local Government Managers Association and received the organization’s Marcia Mashaw Outstanding Assistant Award in June of 2023. In addition, she’s a member of the Government Finance Officers Association; the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Angie was born and raised in the New River Valley and lives in Montgomery County with her husband and two sons.

Chris Lawrence, Deputy County AdministratorAbout the Deputy County Administrator

Christopher “Chris” S. Lawrence joined Montgomery County in October 2023 as Deputy County Administrator. Chris has extensive experience in community and economic development, strategic planning, capital improvement planning and implementation, and project management.

Prior to joining Montgomery County, Chris was the Deputy Town Manager for the Town of Blacksburg for the past seven years. Prior to joining Blacksburg, he served as Town Manager of Vinton, Va., from 2008 through 2016. Prior to his time at Vinton, Chris served in various roles at the Town of Blacksburg, including Assistant to the Town Manager; Senior Comprehensive Planner; and Development Administrator. Chris also serves as an adjunct instructor in the School of Public and International Affairs at Virginia Tech.

Chris is a member and credentialed manager of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). He is also a member of the Virginia Local Government Management Association (VLGMA) and the American Planning Association (APA).

Chris graduated from Virginia Tech with a master's degree in public administration in 2004. He earned a bachelor's degree in public and urban affairs from Virginia Tech in 1998. Chris also attended the Senior Executive Institute at the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia in 2010.

Chris lives in Blacksburg with his wife and three children who attend Montgomery County Public Schools and Virginia Tech.  

About the Assistant County Administrator

Bradley "Brad" St. Clair began his career with Montgomery County in 1999, serving various leadership roles in the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. In 2017, he was named Chief Deputy Sheriff, overseeing a staff of 125 employees in that role.

In addition, Brad served as the Interim Executive Director of the New River Valley Emergency Communications Authority from 2019 through 2020, and successfully led the authority through a challenging period after the departure of the previous executive director. In 2021, Brad was named Assistant County Administrator.

In 1999, Brad earned an associate degree in forensic science from New River Community College and both a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice and a master’s degree in business administration from Liberty University in 2009 and 2015 respectively. He also earned a graduate certificate in Criminal Justice Studies from the University of Virginia in 2014 and he completed senior leadership training at the FBI National Academy in Quantico in 2014. He has participated in leadership courses at the University of Richmond and the University of Memphis during his career as well. From 2016 to 2019, Brad served as an adjunct professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Radford University.


Contact
Montgomery County
Government Center
755 Roanoke St. Ste. 2E
Christiansburg, VA 24073

Phone: (540) 382-6954
Fax: (540) 382-6943
email | directions

Hours: Mon.-Fri.,
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.