The Many Facets of County Economic Development concurrent session.
Moderator: The Honorable Anita T. Felts, Chair,
VACo Community Development and Planning Steering
Committee; and Board of Supervisors, Southampton
Speakers: The Honorable Terry G. Kilgore, 1st House
District, and Chairman, Virginia Tobacco Indemnification
and Community Revitalization Commission; Judy
Winslow, Director of Tourism, Isle of Wight County;
Representative, Virginia Office of Commerce and Trade; Jay Langston,, Senior Project Research Manager, Virginia Economic Development Partnership.
Health and Human Resources: What to expect in the 2012 General Assembly session.
Moderator: The Honorable Edwin E.“Bud” Smith, Chair, VACo Health and Human Resources Steering Committee, and Chairman, Essex County Board of
Speaker: Keith Hare, Deputy Secretary, Health and Human Resources.
Do Your Own Public Relations
Moderator: Gage Harter , VACo Director of Communications.
Speakers: The Honorable Jon Bowerbank, Board of Supervisors, Russell County; The Honorable Catherine Hudgins, VACo President, and Board of Supervisors, Fairfax County; Teresa Hamilton Hall, Public Information Director, Roanoke County.
The membership of the Virginia Association of Counties elected Fairfax County Supervisor Catherine M. Hudgins as 2011-2012 President during VACo’s 77th Annual Conference in Bath County.
Hudgins and other newly elected officers started their terms at the association’s Annual Business Meeting on Nov. 15.
Hudgins succeeds Wise County Supervisor Robert R. Adkins and becomes the eighth president from Fairfax County. The other presidents from Fairfax County are G. Wallace Carper (1952), Stuart T. DeBell (1964), James M. Scott (1979), Martha V. Pennino (1989), Katherine K. Hanley (1996), Gerald W. Hyland (2002) and Gerald E. Connolly (2005).
“I am truly honored to be elected as your president,” Hudgins said during her acceptance speech. “I am pleased to serve an organization that brings together the ideas of many to make each of our counties the best they can be.”
Hudgins was elected to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors in 1999 and represents one of the largest magisterial districts in the county with a growing diverse population and a changing land use development. She joined the VACo Board of Directors in 2000.