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County hires public utilities, financial services directors

Gloucester County recently announced the hiring of two department heads, positions which have been vacant for several months. James C. “Chris” Dawson is now Gloucester’s Director of Public Utilities and Stephanie Tinsley was hired as Gloucester’s Director of Financial Services. Both began their duties with the county on Monday.

According to county spokesperson Christi Lewis, Dawson has over 30 years of progressively responsible work in public water and sewer systems. He previously worked for many public utility agencies including the Appomattox River Water Authority, where he was assistant executive director.

Prior to his service for these authorities, Dawson worked in various capacities for the James City Service Authority and the City of Virginia Beach. Lewis said he is a Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia and earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil/environmental engineering from Old Dominion University.


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