Rebecca Owens, Deputy County Administrator

In her role as Deputy County Administrator, Rebecca Owens has overall responsibility for the County’s financial operations. Her management responsibilities will include Police; Fire & Rescue; Social Services; Finance & Management Services; Communications & Information Technology; Real Estate Valuation; and Internal Audit. Additionally, she will serve as the liaison to the Commissioner of the Revenue, Treasurer, Sheriff, Commonwealth’s Attorney, and Clerk of the Circuit Court.

Owens was appointed Assistant County Administrator in 2019. She previously served as Roanoke County’s Director of Finance since 2003 where she was responsible for oversight of Accounting, Purchasing, Payroll, Risk Management, Debt Management, Grant Management, and Financial Systems. Prior to coming to Roanoke County in 2000, Owens worked for the City of Salem in the Finance Department.

Owens holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Roanoke College and a Master of Business Administration degree from Averett University. She is professionally active as a member of the Government Finance Officers’ Association, Virginia Government Finance Officers’ Association, Virginia Local Government Management Association, and International City/County Management Association. Owens has more than 29 years of experience in local government. She resides in Roanoke County.

Department Responsibilities

Deputy County Administrator Rebecca E. Owens has direct responsibility for several Roanoke County departments, including:

  • Communication and Information Technology
  • Finance & Management Services
  • Fire & Rescue
  • Internal Audit
  • Police
  • Real Estate Valuation
  • Social Services

Liaison Role

Deputy Administrator Owens also serves as a liaison to the following external agencies and constitutional offices:

  • Clerk of the Circuit Court
  • Commissioner of the Revenue
  • Commonwealth's Attorney
  • Roanoke County Sheriff
  • Treasurer

Boards & Commissions

Deputy Administrator Owens is currently appointed to represent Roanoke County on several agency boards and committees, including the:

  • Community Policy and Management Team (CPMT)
  • Local Finance Board
  • Regional Community Corrections Board
  • Regional Drug Court Advisory Board
  • Roanoke Valley Resource Authority
  • South Peak Community Development Authority
  • Western Virginia Regional Jail Authority


  • Government Finance Officers’ Association
  • Virginia Government Finance Officers’ Association
  • Virginia Local Government Management Association
  • International City/County Management Association

Rebecca Owens Website Photo
  1. County Administration

    Physical Address
    5204 Bernard Drive
    Fourth Floor
    Roanoke, VA 24018

    Mailing Address
    P.O. Box 29800
    Roanoke, VA 24018-0798

    Fax: 540-561-2884