Loudoun County Chair Phyllis Randall set the stage for 1.5 days of education at the Supervisors’ Forum last week when she kicked off the meeting with some inspiring words. Chair Randall encouraged fellow elected leaders to read the VACo Supervisors’ Manual to understand the technical role and fundamentals of being a county supervisor. But then she shared her experience and knowledge gained from serving – she offered lessons learned that are not written in the manual.
This blend of fundamentals and practical experience was prevalent in all the breakout sessions during the Forum. Speakers provided technical instruction as well as sharing challenges and successes. VACo believes in peer-to-peer education because of this balance.
Many who watched Chair Randall share her thoughts on “The Role of the Supervisor” were motivated to do better, do more, do whatever it takes to “build a community.”
VACo is honored to help educate the next generation of county supervisors. We thank all who participated – the attendees, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors. And a special tip of the hat to all attendees who showed a willingness to learn and be better supervisors with their questions, comments and enthusiasm. The 2021 Supervisors’ Forum was a fantastic experience, and VACo looks forward to our next education endeavor.