County Administrator's Biography
W. Kevin Massengill
Mr. Massengill has been a resident of Dinwiddie County since the age of four when his father, now retired State Police Superintendent Gerald Massengill, was promoted to the rank of First Sergeant and assigned to the Petersburg Area Office.
He is a graduate of Dinwiddie County High School and Richard Bland College where he earned an Associate's Degree. Mr. Massengill attended and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Studies with coursework concentrations in public policy and geography from Virginia Commonwealth University. In addition, Mr. Massengill is a graduate of the Virginia Executive Institute.
After college, Mr. Massengill was hired by Governor Jim Gilmore as a Special Assistant. Mr. Massengill was quickly promoted to the position of Deputy Director of Constituent Services and oversaw the daily operations of the largest division of the Governor’s staff.
In this capacity, Mr. Massengill was responsible for tracking legislation, responding to citizens, and following concerns from local, state, and federal government officials. In addition, he oversaw the public relations efforts of the Governor.
Mr. Massengill was asked to remain at the governor’s office when Mark Warner was elected Governor. Mr. Massengill served in this capacity for approximately one year before accepting the position of Assistant County Administrator in Dinwiddie County. In this capacity, he was responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the County and focused on issues related to planning and community development.
In May 2006, Mr. Massengill accepted the role of County Administrator, after serving two times as interim County Administrator. As County Administrator, Mr. Massengill is the head of the Executive Branch of local government and oversees the proper administration and control of all county operations.
Mr. Massengill leads the daily operations of the county government and ensures the needs of the citizens of Dinwiddie County are met. He advises the five members of the Board of Supervisors (the Legislative Branch of local government), recommends policies, and establishes priorities for the consideration of the Board of Supervisors concerning the provision of programs and services that provide the highest quality of life to county residents.
Mr. Massengill ensures compliance with federal, state, and local laws and ordinances as well as maintains open communication with various sectors of the community such as the legislative delegation, business community, area governments, and county residents.
In addition, Mr. Massengill serves and provides oversight on numerous boards, commissions, and authorities. To include:
- Chairman, Meherrin River Regional Jail Authority
- Vice President, Petersburg Area Regional Tourism, Board of Directors
- Vice-Chairman, Appomattox River Water Authority
- Vice-Chairman, South Central Waste Water Authority
- Member, Crater Planning District Commission
- Member, Crater Youth Care Commission
- Member, VACORP Board of Directors
- Member, General Government Committee, Virginia Association of Counties
- Member, Dinwiddie Transportation Safety and Planning Committee
- Member, Racial Justice, and Equity Task Force, Richard Bland College
- Member, Virginia Local Government Manages Association
- Member, Civilian Military Council
- Member, Petersburg Methodist Home for Girls Foundation
Mr. Massengill and his wife Courtney reside in Sutherland, VA, with their two sons. He is an active member of the community and at Ocran United Methodist Church, where he holds several positions.