Rebecca Owens

County Administration
Title: Assistant County Administrator
Phone: 540-772-2004
Rebecca E. Owens

Department Responsibilities
Assistant County Administrator Rebecca E. Owens has direct responsibility for several Roanoke County departments, including:
  • Communication and Information Technology
  • Finance
  • General Services
  • Libraries
  • Real Estate Valuation

Liaison Role
Ms. Owens also serves as a liaison to the following external agencies and constitutional offices:
  • Commissioner of the Revenue
  • Elections
  • Roanoke County Public Schools
  • Treasurer

Work Experience
Rebecca Owens served as Roanoke County's Director of Finance from 2003 until 2019 where she held responsibility for oversight of:
  • Debt Management
  • Financial Systems
  • Grant Management
  • Payroll
  • Purchasing
  • Risk Management
  • Accounting
Prior to coming to Roanoke County in 2000, Owens worked for the City of Salem in the Finance Department.

Boards & Commissions
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
  • Roanoke Valley Resource Authority
  • South Peak Community Development Authority
  • Western Virginia Regional Jail Authority

Owens holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Averett University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Roanoke College.

She is professionally active as a member of the Government Finance Officers' Association and Virginia Government Finance Officers' Association, where she served as President in 2006 to 2007. 

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