VACo thanks its members, guests, sponsors and
The Homestead for making the event a success.
Jim Campbell Celebration
VACo celebrated the distinguished career of Executive Director James D. Campbell during the banquet. Campbell is the fifth VACo president and has served more than 20 years. He will soon become the longest tenured executive director in the association's 76-year history. VACo's staff and membership kept the ceremony a secret from Campbell, who is revered for his knowledge, vision and treatment of people.
Congratulations to Jim Campbell!
Campbell Part 1
Campbell Part 2
County Supervisor Certification Program
The Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Virginia Association of Counties (VACo) recognized the fifth class of County Supervisor Certification Program graduates during the VACo Annual Conference in Bath County.
The County Supervisor Certification Program was created in response to VACo members requesting more in-depth knowledge about government operations.
The County Supervisor Certification Program is a partnership between Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech and VACo that provides training to enhance the leadership and decision-making skills of county supervisors in the Commonwealth.
Graduates of the 18-month certification program include:
• Stephen W. Bowen, Nottoway County
• J.D. Cave, Page County
• Donald W. Kidd, Amherst County
• Dr. Thomas Littrell, Carroll County
• Ernie McLeod, Louisa County
This year, VACo received a 60 entries for the 2010 Achievement Awards that recognizes excellence in county government programs. VACo selected 14 winners and for the first time ever, declared a BEST ACHIEVEMENT winner. That distinction went to Campbell County.
VACo would like to thank its judges: Lane Ramsey, former Chesterfield County administrator; Tedd Povar, associate director of the Virginia Institute of Government; and Marilyn Blake, former Hanover County assistant administrator
The Virginia Association of Counties (VACo) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2010 Go Green Awards recognizing local governments that have implemented practical actions that reduce carbon emissions and make energy use more efficient.
The winning counties are:
• Albemarle County
• Arlington County
• Chesterfield County
• Fairfax County
• Gloucester County
• Hanover County
• Loudoun County
• Roanoke County
This is the second year VACo has participated in the program, which was an initiative started by the Virginia Municipal League in 2007 called “Go Green Virginia.”
The program is generously supported and sponsored by Moseley Architects and Trane.
“Last year, VACo dedicated our new building that was renovated with green construction as a priority,” VACo Executive Director Jim Campbell said. “We are proud to be a part of an exciting program that encourages our members to implement the same thinking and priority.”