Editorial: Know your government
Gloucester County Board of Supervisors
With four new faces among its seven members, the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors has pledged to work cooperatively for the good of the county. Newly elected chair Carter Borden set the tone by saying, "Let’s shake hands and be friends when we come in here and let’s shake hands and be friends when we leave." He added, "That’s how we get things done—by respecting each other."
It’s a positive tone and a fresh start for the county’s governing body, which was riven by dissent in recent years. We hope that that intent will be put into action as the weeks of the new year and new terms mature into months. Members don’t have to agree, but they should respect each other and the electorate that has put them in the seats of authority.
Here are the names, the faces, and contact information for each of the seven members of the board. Much more about county operations may be found on the Gloucester website, http://www.co.gloucester.va.us.
Carter Borden, chair, represents York District; 3961 Borden Road, Hayes, Va. 23072; 694-0848; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ashley Chriscoe, at-large, P.O. Box 1691, Gloucester, Va. 23061; 693-0471; email@example.com.
Christopher Hutson, Gloucester Point District, P.O. Box 1609, Hayes, Va. 23072; 642-9900; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Andrew "Andy" James, Ware District, P.O. Box 303, Gloucester, Va. 23061; 693-3477; email@example.com.
John Northstein, Petsworth District, 7548 Old Pinetta Road, Gloucester, Va. 23061; 693-3515; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robert "JJ" Orth, Abingdon District, 6076 Seldon Pond Road, Gloucester, Va. 23061; 693-4762; email@example.com.
Louise D. Theberge, vice chairman, at-large, P.O. Box 1207, Gloucester, Va. 23061; 694-5328; firstname.lastname@example.org.