Tuesday, December 8th, 2015, at 6pm, the Board of Supervisors will recognize the service of outgoing Supervisors Wayne Acors and former Chairman Calvin Taylor. After we appreciate the long service of our outgoing Supervisors, both Senator Ryan McDougle and Delegate Buddy Fowler are on the agenda to address the Board.
If you live in Caroline County, whether you are a Republican or a Democrat, you need to be at this Board of Supervisors meeting to listen to Senator McDougle and Delegate Fowler regarding the upcoming General Assembly agenda. Remember, much of the resources and opportunities we have here in Caroline begin and end in Richmond, Virginia – and I want our Representatives in Richmond to know that Caroline Residents pay attention, we show up, and we’re interested. If we’re not, then Richmond has no reason to pay any special attention to our county. Remember that.
I imagine tomorrow evenings meeting will be shorter than usual as they finish up the business of 2015, clearing the slate for an exciting new year in 2016. This will be the last meeting of 2015. The next time the Board of Supervisors meets, Clay Forehand and Nancy Long will be at the table and Port Royal and Madison districts will be officially under new representation. If you live in the Madison or Port Royal districts, my suggestion is to get to know your new Supervisors. Outside of our Sheriff, the most important people living in Caroline County sit on the Board of Supervisors. They spend our money, they form our strongest relationships with our Delegates and Senators in Richmond, with our Congressman in Washington D.C., and determine the future fiscal, economic, and residential futures of the county.
Every party interested in either the fiscal, economic, or residential condition of our county are already talking to our new Supervisors. Are you?
I believe in political accountability and I will tell you that waiting around for the next election is an awful strategy for holding elected officials accountable. If you want to be represented, you need to show up, and you need to reach out.
That said, 2016 should be a special year for Caroline County. We’ve got growth in every district in the county (Ladysmith and Port Royal in particular). We’ve got the 2016 Presidential Primary Race on the agenda, and if anyone is interested in volunteering for Ted Cruz, please let me know. I certainly encourage everyone to get involved and I promise that Pendleton Penn will be there to cover all of it! Looking forward to seeing as many Caroline County Residents as possible at the Board of Supervisors Meeting tomorrow night.
Be there, or be square.