About the Commissioner

Ross A. Mugler, CCR

Ross has served the citizens of the City of Hampton since elected as Commissioner of the Revenue in 1992. From 1985 until his election as Commissioner, Mr. Mugler worked at Newport News Shipbuilding in the Finance and Marketing Divisions. View the history of the Commissioner of the Revenue position.


  • Masters in Public Administration, Old Dominion University (2003)
  • The National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration, Phi Alpha Alpha (2004)
  • BS, Business Administration from Old Dominion University (1984)
  • Master Commissioner of the Revenue, Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, University of Virginia (2005)
  • Civic Leadership Institute, Hampton Roads (2005)
  • Certified Commissioner of the Revenue, University of Virginia (1995)
  • Kecoughtan High School (1980)

Other Government Service

  • Virginia Commissioners of Revenue Association, President
  • Virginia College Savings Plan, Board of Directors
  • Old Dominion University, Board of Visitors
  • Virginia Air and Space Center - Board of Directors
  • Commission on Local Government's Task Force for Local Fiscal Impact Study

Past Government Service

  • Old Dominion University Board of Visitors – Rector
  • City of Hampton - Hampton 2010 Celebration Committee
  • Virginia Commission on State / Local Government Responsibility and Taxing Authority
  • Virginia Commissioners of Revenue Association, Vice President
  • Virginia Peninsula Economic Development Council - Executive Board - Member
  • Hampton Youth Commission, Member

Community Involvement

  • Hampton Democratic Committee - Member
  • Thomas Nelson Community College, Education Foundation - President
  • Sorenson Institute for Political Leadership, University of Virginia - Vice Chairman Hampton Regional Board
  • Hampton City Schools Foundation - Board of Directors

Professional Organizations

  • Virginia Commissioner of the Revenue Association - Member
  • American Society For Public Administration - Member
  • International Association of Assessing Officers - Member
  • Virginia Association of Assessing Officers - Member
  • Virginia Association of Local Elected Constitutional Officers – Member

Past Activities

  • Peninsula Fine Arts Center - Board of Directors
  • Hampton Arts Foundation – President
  • The Volunteer Center of the Virginia Peninsula - Board of Directors
  • Hampton Roads Commissioners of Revenue Association - President
  • Peninsula Command of the Salvation Army - Board of Directors
  • Marching Elites - Board of Directors
  • Hampton History Museum - Steering Committee
  • Virginia Air and Space Museum - Capital Campaign Committee
  • Virginia Peninsula Economic Development Council - Executive Board
  • Phoebus Civic Association - President
  • Hampton Federation of Civic Leagues - President
  • Wythe Neighborhood Association - Member
  • Renovation of the American Theater - Steering Committee
  • The Foundation for Virginia - Board of Directors
  • Downtown Hampton Kiwanis Club - Charter President
  • Old Dominion University Alumni Association - Vice President of Government Relations


He is married to Martha Martin Mugler. They have three children and attend First Presbyterian Church in Hampton.