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Stafford supervisor elected to head VACo

From Virginia Business:

Stafford County Supervisor Meg Bohmke was elected the next president of the Virginia Association of Counties (VACo) at the group’s annual conference in Norfolk on Nov. 16.

Bohmke succeeds Fairfax County Chairman Jeffrey C. McKay and becomes the second president from Stafford to lead the association, following Ferris M. Belman who led the group from 1999 to 2000.

“Meg is a thoughtful leader who brings civility and respect to county governments,” VACo Executive Director Dean Lynch said in a statement. “Meg’s background in education, finance and other legislative issues will serve our association well. We are excited to have her as our next president.”

Bohmke was elected in 2013 to represent Stafford’s Falmouth District and served as the county board’s chairman in 2018 and 2020. She was also on the Stafford County School Board for four years, beginning in November 2009. Bohmke worked in public finance for 13 years, most recently for Prudential Bache Securities and Sutro & Co.

The rest of the executive committee elected were:

  • President-Elect Jason D. Bellows of Lancaster County
  • First Vice President Ann H. Mallek of Albemarle County
  • Second Vice President Ruth Larson of James City County
  • Secretary-Treasurer Donald L. Hart Jr. of Accomack County.

VACo’s mission statement is to support county officials in the commonwealth and protect the interests of counties to better serve the people of Virginia. It is governed by a board of directors comprised of local government officials.

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