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Hanover County Board of Supervisors Mechanicsville 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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    W. Canova Peterson IV

Biographical Information

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?

Campaign Phone (804) 746-1558
Age 74
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We must maintain a reasonable rate of growth with a proper balance between residential growth and economic development. This balance is necessary to maintain reasonable tax rates for our citizens and to retain the county's current AAA bond rating.
Road maintenance across the board and improvements to key arterial roads are needed. Roads in Hanover are controlled by VDOT and I will continue to work closely with this state agency to insure that Hanover receives its fair share of funding.

I will support the services of Senior Rides, a volunteer transportation program in the county for seniors in need. I have begun the process of supplementing these services with a specialized transportation program serving seniors and disabled residents.
I will work to insure that appropriate workforce housing is available for our citizens and that seniors on fixed incomes will have the opportunity to remain in their homes.
Balanced growth is the most important issue facing our community. I will continue to support the approach of a suburban service area to minimize the impact on the rural areas of the county. This maximizes the return on investment in infrastructure and will allow us to maintain the best in schools, safety and security for our citizens.