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Acknowledging State Graduates from NACo Leadership Academy

Eighteen Virginia County staff members participated in the NACo Leadership Academy, a 12-week online program that empowers front-line county government employees with fundamental leadership skills. Across the country, 4,500 county employees participated.

Virginia County staff to complete the Academy are:

  • Timothy Heck, Assistant Director, Campbell County 
  • William “Billy” Ferguson, Director of Public Safety, Franklin County 
  • Kenneth Parker, Programs Coordinator, Greensville County 
  • Jamie Orrison, Recreation Enterprise Manager, Prince William County 
  • Vernon Payne, Sports Services Manager, Prince William County 
  • Sara Wheeler, Division Manager, Prince William County 
  • Jennifer Chitwood, Technical Services Supervisor, Roanoke County 
  • Bill Dingus, Director of Public Works, Scott County 
  • Shenandra Usher, Assistant CFO for Operations, Albemarle County 
  • Tara Smith, Senior Library Assistant, Youth Services, Roanoke County 
  • Sherry Bowman, Division Manager, Prince William County 
  • Grace Boone, Director General and Capital Services Department, James City County 
  • Paul Santay, Director of Citizen and Community Development, Stafford County 
  • Betsy Strawderman, Deputy Director, Prince William County 
  • Roderick Burton, Director of Information Technology, Albemarle County 
  • Hashim Taylor, Recreation Program Manager, Prince William County

Congratulations to all these individuals who completed the program. To learn more about the Academy, visit the NACo website here. Enrollment is now open for 2022.

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