Board of Supervisors Chair Phyllis J. Randall

About Chair Randall

Phyllis J. Randall was elected Chair At-Large of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors in November 2015 and reelected in November 2019. Her election was historic as she became the first person of color in Virginia’s history to be an elected chair of a county Board.

As Loudoun’s Chair At-Large, she represents Loudoun on various regional, state and national bodies including, serving as Chair of the Virginia Association of Counties Health and Human Resources sub-committee, Chair of the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority, President of the Washington Metropolitan Council of Governments (COG) and member of the COG Board of Directors as well as a member of the COG Human Services and Public Safety Policy Committee and the COG Regional Forward Coalition, and member of the National Association of Counties Health and Human Resources Committee

Chair Randall also serves on the Board of Supervisors’ Finance/Government Operations and Economic Development Committee and the Transportation and Land Use Committee.

In June of 2018, Chair Randall was selected as one of only twenty-five women in the country to be included in the 2019 class of Governing Magazine’s Women in Government Leadership Program. In addition, in 2018, 2019 and 2020, the citizens of Loudoun County voted Chair Randall Favorite Public Official, an honor which she is most humbled by and proud of. 

From 2009-2011, Chair Randall served as Chair of Virginia’s Fair Housing Board under Governors Tim Kaine and Bob McDonnell. From 2014 to June of 2018, she served as Chair of Virginia’s State Board of Corrections under Governor Terry McAuliffe. 

By profession, Chair Randall is a mental health therapist, working with substance abusing offenders in an incarcerated setting, a position she enjoyed for over fifteen years.

She and her husband Thaddeus (T.W.) have lived in Loudoun since 2003, and are the proud parents of two sons, Ashon and Aaron.