Hanover County Board of Supervisors Ashland District
Duties - The seven-member Hanover Board of Supervisors is the policy making body of the county. It passes ordinances and approves the annual budget. Members are elected from the seven magisterial districts and they choose a chair and vice-chair each year. The Board of Supervisors appoints a County Manager, who directs the county's day-to-day operations, and the seven members of the School Board, one from each magisterial district.Term - 4 yearsSalary - $27,061 ($29,061 chair)
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Faye Oliff Prichard
What are your priorities for managing residential and commercial growth in the county?
What are the chief transportation needs in your county, and how will you address these needs?
What investments or policy initiative would you support to meet housing needs in your county?
What do you think are the most important issues for the county and what will you do to address them?
Faye Prichard for Supervisor
Hanover county citizens are clear that they cherish our rural community. Maintaining that is my priority. However, some growth is necessary to ensure our vitality. My goal is that development should pay for itself. The old model of using retail to pay for residential doesn't work in an increasingly on-line world. Commercial growth should cluster around existing infrastructure and not only bring revenue and jobs to the community but also contribute to the kind of community our citizens value.
Currently there are a number of extremely challenged roads in Hanover. There isn't one answer to solving this problem. Roads are one of the most expensive things we do and the state has cut funding dramatically. We must lobby our state officials, build strategically and limit development on already overtaxed roadways as well as work to lessen the impact on our citizens. We need to continue to work on transportations for seniors and partner with agencies who can help get to doctors appts. etc.
Many of our seniors see "age in place" housing as the biggest deterrent to remaining in their homes. I urge developers doing "senior" housing to consider single floor plans and no maintenance options in communities. Senior housing communities are great, most developments should have senior housing options. After all, seniors often don't want, to be segregated by age. I also support redevelopment. Rehabbing older homes in traditional neighborhoods is good for both neighborhoods and buyers.
Hanover county has rich rural roots and most people live or move here because they want to live in this setting. Our challenge is to provide that opportunity, to resist the Henrico and Chesterfield models of development while still providing our citizens with modern day amenities. Every citizen in Hanover County deserves respect and to be heard. I will continue to meet with citizens and try to really understand their concerns. I will continue to listen to how citizens want Hanover to grow.
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