By. John Haksch, Field Officer
The Bylaws of the The Louisa County Board of Supervisors require that a member may sit as chairman for no more than two consecutive terms. Since former chairman Willie L. Gentry had served in that position for two years, it was incumbent upon the board to select another of their members to assume the duties of Chairman.
Therefore, the board meeting was called to order by the County Administrator, Robert Dubé, who opened the floor to nominations. Dan Byers (Jackson District) and Willie L. Harper (Mineral District) were nominated, but Mr. Byers declined in favor of Mr. Harper.
The supervisors unanimously elected Willie L. Harper as Chairman of the Board of Supervisors for the 2012 session. Richard Havasy (Green Springs District) was the sole nominee for the position of Vice Chairman, and he was elected by acclamation.
Mr. Troy Wade (Louisa District), a local businessman and the only freshman member of the board replaced long-time supervisor P. T. Spencer.
John Haksch is the Louisa County Field Officer for the Free Enterprise Forum a privately funded public policy organization.
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