Formed in 1742, Louisa County is ideally situated in Central Virginia and home to a vibrant economy, beautiful scenery, rich history and much more.  

Louisa has something for everyone.  The County’s economy is diverse and growing, underscored by strong manufacturing, agricultural and service sectors. Louisa’s schools are innovative and effective, driven by a commitment to excellence in academics, extracurricular activities, and technical education.  Our award-winning government is responsive and caring, led by a Board of Supervisors committed to core values and focused on our future.  From a financial standpoint, the County represents a strong value for our citizens, businesses and visitors. Louisa’s 514 square miles encompass numerous attractions including Lake Anna, one of the largest lakes in Virginia and a premier location for water activities.  
 If you’re already in Louisa, I’m glad you’re here.  If not, I invite you to enjoy everything Louisa has to offer.  Thanks for visiting us online – we’re here to serve and glad to help.  

Christian R. Goodwin

County Administrator


Louisa County has the traditional board / administrator form of county government. Policies governing the administration of the County are set by a seven-member Board of Supervisors. The County Administrator is the chief executive officer for the County, and is responsible for management of staffing, operations and facilities in the implementation of Board directives. The position’s roles include strategic planning and advising the Board of Supervisors.


 Christian Goodwin was appointed Louisa’s 10th County Administrator in 2014 by the Board of Supervisors.  He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science from the University of Virginia and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University, and he is an alumnus of the University of Virginia's Senior Executive Institute.  Prior to his current post, he served as the County’s Finance Director and later as Deputy County Administrator.  An International City/County Managers' Association Credentialed Manager, Mr. Goodwin serves on a number of other entities including the Central Virginia Partnership for Economic Development, the James River Water Authority, and the Rappahannock Juvenile Center Commission. He also serves on the National Association of Counties' Finance and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee, the Virginia Association of Counties' Finance Committee, and the Virginia Local Government Managers Association's Executive Board.