This Authority is a multi-jurisdiction joint powers authority which constructed and operates the Central Virginia Regional Jail to provide secure confinement of adults convicted or accused of criminal activities. The Jail serves Orange, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Madison Counties and is governed by a Board made up of representatives from each of the localities served. The Authority has the power to establish rules and regulations governing the operation of the Jail not inconsistent with standards of the State Board of Corrections; purchase land for the Jail for joint ownership by the participating political subdivisions with the approval of the local government bodies; provide all necessary stock, equipment, and structures for the Jail within the budget approved therefore by the participating political subdivisions; and appoint a superintendent of such jail and necessary jail officers therefore who shall serve at the pleasure of the Board. The political subdivision establishing a regional jail shall pay their pro-rated costs for land, stock, equipment, and structures. Each regional jail board shall consist of at least the sheriff from each participating political subdivision and one representative from each political subdivision participating therein who shall be appointed by the local governing body thereof.