Sally H. Thomas

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Supervisor Sally Thomas (I-Samuel Miller)

Sally Thomas (I) won election to a fourth term on the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors on November 8, 2005. She ran unopposed. She first won election to the board in 1993 as a write-in candidate, and was also unopposed in 1997 and 2001.


Thomas grew up in a small town in Oregon and has B.A. and M.A.T. degrees from Harvard/Radcliffe in Government and Education. She and her husband, George Thomas, have lived here since 1963, raising two daughters who attended County schools.

Before being elected in a write-in campaign in 1993, Thomas was Director of Governmental and Community Relations at U.Va. Thomas served on the Albemarle County School Board and was president of the local League of Women Voters.

Committee Assignments and Appointments

South Fork Rivanna Reservoir Stewardship Task Force, Chair

Appointed by Governor Mark Warner to Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, representing Virginia Association of Counties

Gubernatorial appointee to Chesapeake Bay Program's Local Government Advisory Commission

Board liaison with County Historic Preservation Committee

Board liaison with ACE committee

Former Chair, Metropolitan Planning Organization

Past President, Virginia Transit Association

Board of the Lewis and Clark Exploratory Center

Lewis and Clark Festival planning committee

AIDS Support Group board member

Leadership Charlottesville "Leaders' Leader of 2001" award

Member, Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission

Virginia Association of Counties Finance Steering Committee

Board of Directors, Scenic Virginia Member, Thomas Jefferson Sustainability Council

Graduate, Albemarle County Citizens Police Academy

Past President, Charlottesville/Albemarle League of Women Voters

Former Member, Albemarle County School Board

Former Member, City Social Development Committee

1994 "Woman of the Year" Virginia Women's Forum

Board Liaison for The Mountain Protection Committee

Past Chairman of Board of Supervisors - 2001, 2002

Former Chair, Planning and Coordination Council

Former Chair of City/County Cooperation Study Committee

Member, Jefferson Area Board for Aging Plan 2020 Advisory Committee

Former Chair, Thomas Jefferson Venture

Member, Policy Committee for VDOT's Route 29 Corridor Study

Member, Governor Warner's Natural Resources Partnership

Campaign Information

Candidate Interview: Sally Thomas (Samuel Miller District)

Transcript of 2005 Charlottesville Tomorrow Candidate Interview

Contact Information

Sally Thomas' website Sally Hyde Thomas (Mrs. George B. Thomas) 889 Leigh Way Charlottesville, VA 22901

Telephone - (434)295-1819