Blackberry District

Jim Adams, Chairman

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Jim Adams has served on the Board of Supervisors as the Blackberry District Supervisor since 2002, with his current term expiring December 31, 2025. He is the current Board Chairman. Mr. Adams served as the Chairman in 2008, 2012, and 2013, 2016 through the present.  He served as Vice Chairman in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2015.

Mr. Adams serves on the Executive Board and is Chairman of the West Piedmont Planning District Commission. He is also the Chairman of the regional Transportation Technical Advisory Committee.  He has previously served on the Henry County Board of Zoning Appeals, the Henry County Schools Facilities Improvement Committee, and the Executive Board of the Smart Beginning for Early Childhood Development.

Mr. Adams is a member of the Sanville Ruritan Club since 1979, serving as Zone 1 & 3 Governor as well as several other club offices.  His is a past recipient of the Ruritan DRM award.   He is a member and serves on the Board of Directors of the Bassett Kiwanis Club, Patrick Henry Volunteer Fire Department, Marc Workshop and Habitat for Humanity. He is a member at Stella Christian Church.

Mr. Adams is the branch manager and oversees procurement for Tarheel Paper and Supply in Martinsville. He is married with two children and two grandchildren.

Mr. Adams can be reached via email at and by telephone at (276) 629-8543. He also can be reached through the County Administrator's Office at (276) 634-4601.