Dale District

James Holland

Chair, Dale District

Phone: 804-768-7528
Email James Holland
Term: 2024 - 2027

James “Jim” Holland was re-elected as the Dale District Supervisor in November 2023 and began his fifth term of four years on January 1, 2024. He was elected as the Board’s Vice Chair in 2010 and 2022. He was elected as the Board’s Chair in 2014 and 2021.

James Holland, Dale District Supervisor

Background

Mr. Holland has been a resident of Chesterfield County since 1987. Born in Gates, North Carolina, Mr. Holland volunteered to serve in the United States Army and was stationed at Fort Liberty, 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.

Education and Employment

Mr. Holland received a master’s degree in business administration in 1980 from North Carolina Central University and a bachelor’s degree with honors from Fayetteville State University in 1979.

Mr. Holland is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and the president of Holland and Company, CPA located in Chesterfield County. He is retired from Philip Morris USA and Philip Morris International. He is also an accounting professor and CPA advisor at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Mr. Holland was appointed by Governors McDonnell and McAuliffe to serve on the Virginia Board of Accountancy from 2013 to 2017, and he was appointed to serve on the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy’s Ethics and Continuing Professional Education Committees from 2014 to 2017. He was also appointed by Governors Warner and Kaine to the Board of Commissioners for the Virginia Public School Authority from 2002 to 2008 and was appointed by Governor Kaine as Chairman in 2008. In 2021, he was appointed by Governor Northam to serve on the Virginia Opioid Abatement Authority and in 2023, he was reappointed by Governor Youngkin to serve on the Virginia Opioid Abatement Authority and currently serves as treasurer.

Community Involvement

Mr. Holland is a member of the Chesterfield Democratic Party and is an active member in several professional organizations, including American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Virginia Society of CPAs. He has taken active leadership roles on the Chesterfield County Drug and Alcohol Abuse Task Force and many other civic organizations, serving as district vice president for the Chesterfield County Council of PTAs, 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.

Family

Mr. Holland and his wife, Judith, a retired teacher for Chesterfield County Public Schools, have two children, both of whom graduated from Chesterfield County Public Schools and are college graduates.

Committee Appointments and Regional Assignments

  • Audit and Finance Committee
  • Capital Region Airport Commission
  • Capital Region Workforce Partnership Chief Local Elected Officials Consortium
  • Greater Richmond Partnership, Inc.
  • PlanRVA
  • Richmond Region Tourism Board
  • Richmond Regional Transportation Planning Organization