James “Jim” Holland was re-elected as the Dale District Supervisor in November 2015, and began his third term of 4 years on January 1, 2016. He was elected as the Board’s Vice Chairman in 2010. He was elected as the Board’s Chairman in 2014.
Mr. Holland has been a resident of Chesterfield County since 1987. Born in Gates, North Carolina, he received a Master's in Business Administration in 1980 from North Carolina Central University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Fayetteville State University in 1979, with honors.
Mr. Holland volunteered to serve in the United States Army and was stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina from June 1972 until December 1974, in the 18th Airborne Corp, 118th Military Police company as a Paratrooper and Military Policeman during the de-escalation of the Vietnam War. He also volunteered to serve in Vietnam and for Airborne School.
Mr. Holland is the President of Holland & Company, CPA located in Chesterfield County. He is retired from Philip Morris USA International. He is also a Professor of Accounting and CPA Advisor at Virginia Commonwealth University.
In October 2013, Mr. Holland was appointed by Governor McDonnell to serve on the Virginia Board of Accountancy, and in October 2014, he was appointed to serve on the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy’s Ethics Committee. He was also appointed by Governors Warner and Kaine to the Board of Commissioners, Virginia Public School Authority from 2002-2008 and was appointed by Governor Kaine as Chairman in 2008.
He is a member of the Chesterfield Democratic Party and is an active member in several organizations, including American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Virginia Society of CPAs. Mr. Holland has been active in many civic organizations including Chesterfield County Drug and Alcohol Abuse Task Force, Parent-Teacher Association, Chesterfield County Council of PTAs as District Vice President, President of Jacobs Athletic Association and Treasurer of Manchester High School Band Boosters Club. He is also a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher at First Baptist Church Centralia. Mr. Holland serves on the Supervisory Committee of the Virginia Credit Union.
Mr. Holland and his wife, Judith, a teacher for Chesterfield County Public Schools, have two children, both of whom graduated from Chesterfield County Public Schools and are college graduates.
Committee Appointments/Regional Assignments
- Capital Region Airport Commission
- Capital Region Taxicab Advisory Board
- Capital Region Workforce Partnership Chief Local Elected Officials Consortium
- Coalition of High Growth Communities
- Richmond Metropolitan Transportation Authority
- Richmond Region Tourism Board
- Richmond Regional Planning District Commission
- Richmond Regional Transportation Planning Organization
- Virginia Association of Counties (VACo) Board of Directors