Elected Official Benefits Summary

Board of Supervisors

Chesterfield County is governed by a five-member Board of Supervisors elected by district. The Board of Supervisors appoints a county administrator who directs the county’s day-to-day operations. For information regarding the duties of the Board of Supervisors, see the County Code of Ordinances.


In January 2024, the base salary of $41,867 plus stipends will be in effect. The total compensation, including base salary plus stipends, is as follows:

  • Chair: $49,867 (included stipends are $5,000 chair, $2,000 mileage and $1,000 mobile device)
  • Vice Chair: $47,367 (included stipends are $2,500 vice chair, $2,000 mileage and $1,000 mobile device)
  • Member: $44,867 (included stipends are $2,000 mileage and $1,000 mobile device)

Base salary will increase in the future at the same time and same percentage as county employee pay increases, up to a base salary maximum cap of $46,419 through December 31, 2027, the end of the board’s term. Section 15.2-1414.2 of the Code of Virginia requires the board to establish, prior to July 1, the salaries and chair and vice chair supplements for the Board of Supervisors for the next term. Once the salary and supplements are set, they may not be increased during the term of the next Board of Supervisors.

Constitutional Officers

Chesterfield constitutional officers include the elected and appointed officials including the Circuit Court Clerk, Commissioner of the Revenue, Commonwealth Attorney, Sheriff and Treasurer

Life Insurance

The county provides basic group term life insurance through the Virginia Retirement System and underwritten by Minnesota Life Insurance Company. This coverage is provided at no cost to the Constitutional Officer.

  • For a natural death, the benefit is equal to the Constitutional Officer’s pay (rounded to the next $1,000), and then doubled.
  • For accidental death, the benefit is four times the Constitutional Officer’s pay. There is no maximum limitation on this benefit.

Optional Life Insurance

This program allows participants to elect up to four times their pay (not to exceed a maximum of $800,000) of additional life insurance.

This plan also allows participants to purchase coverage for a spouse and/or children.

  • A spouse’s benefit is up to one-half the participant’s benefit amount. Premiums for the participant and spouse are based on the age of the insured person and increase with age.
  • Coverage for children is $10,000, $20,000 or $30,000 per child. Premiums for children are based on level of coverage and cover all children; there is no per-child rate.

Some levels of coverage may require evidence of insurability and may be subject to limitations.

Optional life insurance is 100% paid for by the participant on an after-tax basis.

All Elected Officials

All elected officials have access to the following benefits:

Dental Insurance

Participation in the dental plan is voluntary. Participants may choose between five levels of coverage: subscriber only, subscriber and child, subscriber and children, subscriber and spouse, and family coverage. Premiums are deducted on a pre-tax basis from 24 of 26 pay periods per year.

Offered Plans

The county offers the following plans:  

Basic Plan

The basic plan covers:

  • diagnostic and preventive care
  • basic dental services

Comprehensive Plan

The comprehensive plan covers:

  • diagnostic and preventive care
  • basic dental services
  • major restorative dental services and orthodontia (orthodontia is limited to a lifetime benefit of $1,500)

Exclusive Provider Organization Plan (EPO)

The Exclusive Provider Organizational (EPO) dental plan provides basic as well as most major services at a set copayment and also covers orthodontia. Orthodontia is limited to a lifetime benefit of $1,500.

Surprise or Balance Billing - Federally Required Benefits Notice

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