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Posted on: November 17, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Larson Elected to VACo Executive Committee

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Ruth Larson, Berkeley Representative on the James City County Board of Supervisors, was elected to the Virginia Association of Counties (VACo) 2022-23 Executive Committee during the 88th Annual Business Meeting on Nov. 15. She will serve as the First Vice President. Larson has represented Region 2 on the VACo Executive Committee since 2021 and on the VACo Board of Directors since 2019.
“I am excited about the year ahead for both VACo and the James City County Board of Supervisors,” 
Larson said. “The VACo Executive Committee is committed to working together and with our fellow Supervisors to advocate for the citizens of our counties as we navigate the issues that impact their daily lives.” 
Joining Larson on the Executive Committee are:

  • President: Jason D. Bellows, Lancaster County
  • President-Elect: Ann H. Mallek, Albemarle County
  • Second Vice President: William M. McCarty Sr., Isle of Wight County
  • Secretary-Treasurer: Donald L. Hart, Jr., Accomack County
  • Immediate Past-President: Meg Bohmke, Stafford County

Larson was first elected to the James City County Board of Supervisors in November 2015 and reelected in 2019. She served as the Chairman in 2018. Larson also serves as the 2022 Chairman for the James City Service Authority (JCSA) and was the JCSA Vice Chairman in 2020 and 2021. Larson previously served on the Williamsburg-James City County School board beginning in 2006 until her election to the Board of Supervisors in 2015.

About VACo
VACo exists to support county officials and to effectively represent, promote and protect the interests of counties to better serve the people of Virginia. VACo’s missions are to be:

• Efficient, innovative and goal-oriented
• An effective force representing local governments at the state and national levels in legislative and regulatory processes
• A valuable resource network for planning and implementing new ideas and technologies

VACo is governed by a board of directors made up of local government officials. VACo’s legislative steering committees monitor state and national legislative activities for changes affecting local governments and recommend an annual legislative program, which is adopted at the annual conference.
Pictured: Larson, third from left, with members of the Executive Committee
Media Contact:
Renee Dallman, Public Information Officer

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