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Daniel Witt Serving as Charlotte County's New County Administrator
Daniel “Dan” Witt has settled in as Charlotte County Administrator after starting the top job on September 24, 2018. Witt joined Charlotte County after serving as Town of Altavista Assistant Town Manager since 2003. Prior to that Witt spent 11 years working in the City of Lynchburg’s Juvenile Justice System. With the Town of Altavista, Witt served as the Zoning Administrator and Staff Planner; managed the Altavista Community Transit System; provided staff support to the Board of Zoning Appeals; submitted successful grant applications to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), Department of Historic Resources (DHR), Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program; managed the Town’s 5-year Capital Improvement Projects budget; and served as project manager for recreation, streetscape, downtown revitalization and utility projects.

Witt holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Liberty University. He is a member of several professional organizations including the Virginia Local Government Management Association and the Virginia Association of Counties and has plans to join the International City/County Management Association.

Witt’s wife of 32 years, Donna, is the Chief Financial Officer for the City of Lynchburg and they have two grown, married sons and 3 grandsons. Witt loves the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and in his spare time travels and speaks at outdoor events. When Witt was 14, his father Walt was tragically killed in a hunting accident. Witt and his brother Mark now share their story at outdoor events - how their faith sustained them after the accident and the importance of hunters’ safety. Their story, “Following our Father,” was featured in Field and Stream Magazine in 2011.

“I’m very thankful for this opportunity to serve the citizens in Charlotte County and appreciate the confidence the Board has in me to successfully lead the organization,” Witt said. Witt replaced R.B. Clark who retired on June 30, 2018, having served as Charlotte County Administrator for 37 years.
Governor Announces 110 New Jobs for Charlotte County

April 29, 2014 - Today Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that The Corsi Group, a leading cabinet manufacturer headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, will be establishing a manufacturing operation in Charlotte County, creating approximately 110 new jobs! For local news coverage of the announcement visit or
Governor Announces 150 New Jobs for Keysville
April 12, 2011 – Governor Bob McDonnell has announced that Genesis Products, Inc. will invest $2.5 million to expand the former Appomattox River Manufacturing Company operation in Keysville, Virginia.  The project will save 52 jobs and create 150 new jobs.  The company manufactures doors, cabinet parts, moldings and wood panels for pre-fabricated home, recreational vehicle, kitchen cabinet and furniture manufacturing industry.   
Charlotte County Building Inspector's Office Relocating
On April 1, 2010, the office of John Hess, Charlotte County Building Inspector/Erosion and Sediment Control Officer, will be relocated to the County Administration Office at 250 LeGrande Avenue, Suite A, in Charlotte Court House.  This change will make the permitting process more convenient for citizens and will help the County better coordinate zoning and building activities. 

After April 1st, Charlotte County building permits and land disturbing permits must be obtained at the County Administration Office.  The Building Inspector’s office hours will remain the same, Monday through Friday from 8 am until 4:30 pm.  If you have any questions regarding Charlotte County’s permit requirements please contact Mr. Hess at his new office.  He can be reached by telephone at (434) 542-5117 or by fax at (434) 542-5248. 
Charlotte County Receives Sewer and Water Enhancement Grant  
On July 30, 2009 the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission approved Charlotte County’s request for a $1,500,000 grant to fund the Drakes Branch Prison Sewer and Water Enhancement Project, subject to an unqualified opinion from the Commission’s bond counsel that the intended use is eligible under the terms of their bond issue.  The grant funds will be used to upgrade the Drakes Branch wastewater treatment facility and finalize engineering, permitting, and construction of a water treatment plant for the Town of Drakes Branch in preparation for the anticipated prison facility. The planned water and sewer facilities will also have adequate reserve capacities to serve additional commercial growth resulting from prison support services and other industry.
Sheriff's Department Seeking Grant Funding for Mobile Data System Expansion
May 8th, 2009 – The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Department intends to seek funding through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program to expand their in-vehicle mobile data system.  If awarded the grant, funds would be used to purchase mobile data system software & equipment that would provide law enforcement officers greater access to information while in the field, improving safety and enhancing job performance.  The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions. JAG funds support all components of the criminal justice system.