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(NOTE:  Visit our Tourism website:  http://www.visitwisecounty.com for Local Cultural Events, Festivals and Activities in Wise County.  For scheduled events at The Glades park in downtown Wise, VA, please visit the Town of Wise Events page.)

At their Jan. 10, 2019 Regular Meeting, the Wise County Board of Supervisors adopted the 2015 Virginia Maintenance Code – Part III of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (effective Sept. 4, 2018) for Wise County.  Full text of the Code is available for download --> HERE.

All County offices will be CLOSED Fri., Jan. 18, 2019 in observance of Lee-Jackson Day (State Holdiay) and Mon., Jan. 21, 2019 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (National Holiday).




The County of Wise, Virginia has been awarded CDBG Urgent Need grant funding through the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, to address housing rehabilitation and substantial reconstruction needs in and Wise County with damages resulting from winter storm events in February/March 2015.

The County is soliciting statements of qualifications from individuals and firms interested in providing housing Acquisition, Relocation, Demolition Consultant/Rehabilitation Specialist technical services in the implementation of this Community Development Block Grant project. The Consultant/Specialist’s services will include assistance to the County in the implementation and completion of all housing acquisition, relocation, demolition, and rehabilitation activities in the project area.

The criteria for review of qualifications statements and selection of an individual or firm will include experience with CDBG housing rehabilitation programs, substantial reconstruction programs, and acquisition/relocation/demolition programs; qualifications and experience of individuals assigned to the project; localities for which similar services have been performed; anticipated time for completion of an average rehabilitation contract; ability to maintain accurate records and provide information to appropriate officials; and strength of references.

A complete copy of the Scope of Work can be obtained from Mr. Michael Hatfield at countyadministrator@wisecounty.org, or by calling (276) 328-2321, or from Rebecca Crockett, Director of Project Development, LENOWISCO Planning District Commission, at rcrockett@lenowisco.org, or by calling (276) 431-2206. All Statements and Qualifications should be received by Mr. Hatfield by Friday, February 1, 2019.

Minority and/or female owned businesses or firms and Section 3 businesses or firms are encouraged to apply. Wise County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Wise County, Virginia is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Economic Development Director.  A bachelor’s degree in business, economics, finance, public administration or related field, or a minimum of three years experience in economic development, business, finance or related field, is required.  Experience in the use of market research methodologies is preferred.

This position will be responsible for assisting with operations, project management, marketing, communication, fiscal/finance, and assessment. The successful candidate will report to the Executive Director of Economic Development and will be required to work closely with administrative officials, Board of Supervisors and serve in a professional leadership role.

Applications may be obtained from the County Administrator’s Office or downloaded from the County’s website.  Full job description can be found at www.wisecounty.org. The salary for the position is negotiable, based on qualifications. To be considered please submit a resume with cover letter, Attention: Michael W. Hatfield County Administrator, P.O. Box 570, Wise, VA 24293.

Deadline for submission is close of business on Friday, January 25, 2019.

EE/AA/EEO               Michael W. Hatfield
                                 County Administrator

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Mon., Jan. 14, 2019
Wise County Planning Commission will hold its Regular Meeting at 5:00 p.m. at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, VA.

Tue., Jan. 15, 2019
Wise County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) will hold its next meeting at 4:00 p.m. in the County Administrator's Conference Room at the Wise County Courthouse, E Main ST, Wise VA.

Thu., Feb. 14, 2019
Wise County Board of Supervisors will hold their next Regular Meeting at 6:00 p.m. in the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, VA.

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