Board sets appointments

Published 3:21 am Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors made a series of appointments at its regular meeting June 12, including citizen volunteers, board positions and the South Central Workforce Development Board.

Wade Bartlett

There were six citizen volunteer appointments made by the board.

W. Parker Terry Jr., who currently serves on the Board of Appeals for Building Code, was appointed to a new 5-year term.

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There were two vacancies for the Poplar Hill Community Development Authority (CDA), and supervisors appointed John Gantt and Roy R. Yeatts Jr. to one-year terms.

Bobby Showalter currently serves on the County Industrial Development Authority (IDA).

“Mr. Showalter, after serving on this IDA for well over 20 years, has decided that it’s time for him to hang it up, and I believe he’s been on the IDA since we’ve had an IDA,” Prince Edward County Administrator Wade Bartlett said.

He added that Brad Watson had submitted an application for the position, and the board appointed Watson to a four-year term.

On the Social Services Board, “Lanay Walker is unable to be re-appointed,” Bartlett said. “She maxed out her terms.”

The board unanimously appointed Dr. Theresa A. Clark to a four-year term to replace Walker.

Gwendolyn S. Akers-Booker was named by the board of supervisors to the Central Virginia Regional Library Board for a four-year term.

Brian Vincent was named to the Piedmont Senior Resources (PSR) board for a three-year term, receiving four votes to edge out Deana J. Bennett, who received three.

It was indicated that PSR also wanted to have a county supervisor appointed to its board, if possible. Hampden District Supervisor Dr. Odessa Pride showed interest and was appointed.

For the Poplar Hill CDA, Farmville 101 District Supervisor Gene A. Southall was appointed to replace the late Howard Simpson for a term that expires June 30, 2019. Southall will serve the full term if he remains a supervisor beyond November.

Buffalo District Supervisor C.R. “Bob” Timmons Jr. was re-appointed to the Virginia’s Heartland Regional Industrial Facility Authority for a term that will expire June 30, 2022.

Leigh District Supervisor Jerry R. Townsend was named to take Simpson’s role with the South Central Workforce Development Area Consortium.

Southall was appointed to replace Simpson on the board’s Library Committee and Bus Committee. Additionally, he was appointed to the Granite Falls CDA and Virginia’s Heartland Water & Sewer Authority, each for terms that expire Nov. 6.

The board of supervisors followed Bartlett’s recommendation to forward the name of Rob Fowler, the county’s director of planning and community development, to the Chief Local Elected Officials Board for re-appointment to the South Central Workforce Development Board. The term would expire June 30, 2020.

Reading from the board of supervisors meeting packet, Bartlett noted that “the South Central Workforce Development Board meets quarterly and each member is requested to participate on a committee that meets quarterly as well. The board provides oversight to the employment and training services for adults, dislocated workers and at-risk youth. Policy development is a big part of what the board does to be sure that funds are spent for training that meets the needs of local business.”