Jeffrey E. Schapiro
Columnist, Richmond Times-Dispatch
Dr. Thomas R. Morris
President, Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges
Schapiro and Morris analyze the 2012 elections. They also answered a bevy of questions from VACo membership.
The Concurrent Sessions were a hit!
Many who attended the Annual Conference commented on how much they learned from the concurrent sessions. VACo was able to video three such sessions.
You can experience the presentations below.
Virginia Secretary of Finance on Local Funding Issues
Moderator:Dean A. Lynch, Deputy
Executive Director, Virginia Association of Counties
Speaker: The Honorable Ric Brown,
Virginia Secretary of Finance
Let’s Keep it Civil
Moderator:Angela Lemmon Horan,
County Attorney, Prince William County, President,
Local Government Attorneys of Virginia
Speaker: Dr. Joey Faucette, Author,
“Work Positive in a Negative World”
Studies in Regional Cooperation – Fields
of Gold: Planting the Seeds for a Regional
Moderator: The Honorable Bruce
McWilliams, Board of Supervisors, Bath County
Speakers: The Honorable Tracy Pyles,
Chairman, Board of Supervisors, Augusta County;
Bonnie Riedesel, Executive Director, Central
Shenandoah Planning District Commission; Bill
Shelton, Director, Virginia Department of Housing
and Community Development
The membership of the Virginia Association of Counties elected Middlesex County Supervisor John D. “Jack” Miller as 2012-2013 President during VACo’s 78th Annual Conference in Bath County. Miller and other newly elected officers started their terms at the association’s Annual Business Meeting on Nov. 13.
Miller succeeds Fairfax County Supervisor Catherine M. Hudgins. He becomes the second president from Middlesex County and the first in nearly 60 years. W. Earl Daniel served from 1953-54.
“It truly humbles me to think that the VACo membership entrusts me enough to elect me president of VACo,” Miller said. “I will work hard at it. I believe you only get back what you put in.”
Miller has served as Middlesex County supervisor for 17 years and was selected chair five times during his tenure. He also served as vice chair five times.
“Jack is a popular member of VACo and his ability to bring people together will serve our membership well,” VACo Executive Director James D. Campbell said. “Jack is an experienced local leader and knows the issues that concern our counties. I have no doubt Jack has the best interest of all of Virginia’s counties at heart. VACo is fortunate to have Jack Miller as its president.”