Administration

Formed in 1742, Louisa County is ideally situated in Central Virginia and home to a vibrant economy, beautiful scenery, rich history and much more.  

Louisa has something for everyone.  The County’s economy is diverse and growing, underscored by strong manufacturing, agricultural and service sectors.  Our storied past includes Civil War battles, Jack Jouett's famous ride and numerous historic structures.  Louisa’s schools are innovative and effective, driven by a commitment to excellence in academics, extracurricular activities, and technical education.    Our award-winning government is responsive and caring, led by a Board of Supervisors committed to core values and focused on our future.  From a financial standpoint, the County represents a strong value for our citizens, businesses and visitors. Louisa’s 514 square miles encompass numerous attractions including Lake Anna, the third largest lake in Virginia and a premier location for water activities.  

If you’re already in Louisa, I’m glad you’re here.  If not, I invite you to enjoy everything Louisa has to offer.  Thanks for visiting us online – we’re here to serve and glad to help.  

Christian R. Goodwin
County Administrator

About


Louisa County has the traditional board form of county government with a County Administrator. Policies governing the administration of the County are set by a seven-member Board of Supervisors.  The County Administrator is the chief executive officer for the County, and the position’s roles include researching options and advising the Board of Supervisors. The County Administrator is responsible for management of staffing, operations and facilities in the implementation of Board directives.  

Christian Goodwin was appointed Louisa’s 10th County Administrator in 2014 by the Board of Supervisors.  Raised in the County, he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science from the University of Virginia in 1997, and his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2008.  Prior to his current post, he served as the County’s Finance Director and later as Deputy County Administrator.  An International City/County Managers' Association (ICMA) Credentialed Manager, Mr. Goodwin serves on a number of other entities, including the Louisa County Broadband Authority, the James River Water Authority, the Central Virginia Regional Jail Board, the Central Virginia Partnership for Economic Development (Treasurer), and Rappahannock Juvenile Center Commission, (Vice‐Chairman). He lives on his ancestral family farm with his wife and two children.