Dinwiddie Receives Top Scores in Government Transparency

Staff Reports, The Progress-Index

DINWIDDIE — Dinwiddie County was one of only 10 counties in the state to receive an “A+” rating for transparency between the people and government.

“When this board took office four years ago, one of our top priorities was to increase the level of transparency in Dinwiddie County government,” said Dan Lee, Board of Supervisors chairman. “The updated rating is evidence of what we have accomplished by working together with each other, administration, staff and the citizens of Dinwiddie County.”

Ballotpedia is a nonprofit, nonpartisan collaborative encyclopedia designed to connect people to politics and elections at the local, state and federal level. As part of the process for evaluating locality transparency, Ballotpedia conducts a review of each locality’s website. Reviewers look for clear and easily accessible information in the categories, which include: budget, meetings, elected officials, administrative officials, permits/zoning, audits, contracts, lobbying, public records and local taxes.

“As elected officials and employees of Dinwiddie County we are public servants,” said Kevin Massegill, county administrator. “I encourage all citizens to visit the County’s website and learn all that they can about how leaders are working on their behalf, each and every day.”