County Administration

Kenneth A. Young
Kenneth A. Young, County Administrator

Kenneth “Kenny” A. Young brings more than 25 years of local government and private sector management experience and holds the distinction of being an International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Credentialed Manager. Young began his local government career in 1991 as a budget and management intern for the City of Las Cruces, New Mexico, while he attended graduate school.

Young most recently served as an Assistant County Administrator for Loudoun County, Virginia, where he oversaw the County community development agencies which included the Departments of Economic Development, Building and Development, Planning and Zoning, and served as the liaison to Virginia Cooperative Extension--Loudoun County.

Prior to his position as Assistant County Administrator, Young served in a series of progressively responsible positions in jurisdictions across the country including Assistant Town Administrator in Capitol Heights, Maryland; Acting Assistant City Manager and Director of Housing and Neighborhood Services in North Las Vegas, Nevada; Vice President of Strategic Solutions, a government affairs consulting firm based in Las Vegas, Nevada; and served in the County Manager’s Office as a Senior Management Analyst for Clark County, Nevada.
Jo Ann Hunter, Deputy County Administrator for Community and Economic Development and Utilities

Jo Ann provides leadership to the Departments of Community Development, Economic Development, Public Utilities, and the Customer Service Center.

Jo Ann has almost 20 years of local government experience serving in Hanover County, the Town of Ashland, and Henrico County. She has been with Goochland since 2013, previously serving as the Director of Community Development.

Jo Ann has a Masters in Urban Planning from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Longwood University. Jo Ann is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.
Primary undertakings of the County Administration include:
  • Oversee the operations of the organization
  • Serve the needs of the Board of Supervisors, and follow up on all pertinent matters
  • Advance the Board's strategic priorities, working in collaboration with internal and external customers
  • Present and monitor the annual report card of success indicators for the Strategic Plan
  • Conduct and analyze the citizen satisfaction survey
  • Promote transparency - issue Board agenda packets, maintain minutes and video/audio recordings of public meetings, provide spending details through the online check register, publish detailed annual budget documents, present detailed quarterly budget projections, etc.
  • Answer requests of citizens and businesses, including responding to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests
  • Maintain AAA credit rating
  • Oversee all financial plans, including the annual audit, the operating budget, and the Capital Improvement Program