Vandy Jones is county administrator for Sussex County. He brings more than 20 years of experience in local government and economic development, tourism, planning and community outreach. He is a lifelong resident of Dinwiddie County, where he lives with his wife, Maxine. They have two sons, Vandy IV and Quinton.


County Administrator, Sussex County, Virginia

Work History

  • Deputy County Administrator, Sussex County, Virginia (2015-2017)
  • Economic Development Director, City of Petersburg, Virginia (1996-2015)
  • Interim Director of Planning, City of Petersburg, Virginia (2009-2011)
  • Interim Director of Museums and Visitor Services, City of Petersburg, Virginia (2001-2006)
  • Economic Development Project Manager, City of Petersburg, Virginia (1993-1996)
  • Banking Center Manager, Nations Bank (1988-1993)
  • Service Manager, Firestone (1987-1988)


  • BS in business administration, Virginia Commonwealth University, with a concentration in production and operations management (1987)
  • Graduate, Executive Leadership Institute, National Forum of Black Public Administrators (2012)

Activities, Associations and Volunteer Work

  • Board member, John Tyler Community College Foundation
  • Board member, Crater Small Business Development Center
  • Chairman, St. John Baptist Church Deacon Board
  • Member, Virginia Economic Developers Association
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Vandy Jones

Vandy V. Jones, III