The Goochland County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 to re-elect District 2 Supervisor Neil Spoonhower as Chairman and elect District 4 Supervisor Charlie Vaughters as Vice-Chairman for the 2023 term.
Mr. Vaughters was appointed Interim Supervisor on November 1, 2022 following the untimely passing of Supervisor Donald E. “Don” Sharpe.
Goochland County broke its recent practice of rotating the chairmanship among its members and elected Mr. Spoonhower to his second consecutive term as board chair. Outgoing Vice-Chair, and a candidate for Goochland County’s Commonwealth’s Attorney, John Lumpkins commented, “Goochland doesn’t stand on convention. Our decisions have the county’s best interest at heart. The experience Mr. Spoonhower and Mr. Vaughters will gain in these leadership positions will be invaluable to the county in the years to come.”
When asked if he was surprised at this break from tradition Spoonhower replied “At first, of course I was. Every other person on the board had more proven experience, they literally did heroic things to turn this county around 11 years ago. Let’s be honest, most politicians have big egos and want the gavel. Charlie [Mr. Vaughters] and are l lucky that we serve with an amazing group of servant leaders. They understood our board would be transitioning. They truly love this county and want to ensure Mr. Vaughters and I have the opportunity to grow into the leaders they’ve proven themselves to be.”
The Board of Supervisors also adopted their 2023 meeting calendar, Rules of Procedures, Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct during the meeting on Tuesday, copies of which are available at http://www.goochlandva.us/158/Board-of-Supervisors.
Goochland’s Board of Supervisors regularly meets at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month, the third Tuesday of each month serves as a Reserved Date for meetings. Additional budget related meetings and public hearings are scheduled in the months of February through April.
Meetings are held in the Goochland County Administration Building Board Meeting Room (Room 250), 1800 Sandy Hook Road unless otherwise noted and noticed. For more information, call (804) 556-5811 or go to https://www.goochlandva.us/158/Board-of-Supervisors.