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Editorial: Know your county board: Mathews

The Mathews Board of Supervisors enters the new year with two new members. Republicans David Jones and Mike Walls won election this past fall with promises of keeping taxes low and increasing job opportunities for county residents.

Like their Gloucester counterparts, members of the Mathews board have been tasked with selecting a new county administrator in 2022. Mindy Conner, who had served in that position since 2012, retired last July, with interim county administrators stepping up to fill the void in the intervening months.

Pretty soon, supervisors will begin work in earnest in coming up with a budget for 2022-2023, perhaps the board’s single most important yearly task. Other issues are sure to fill the board’s busy agenda, and supervisors will rely on the advice of residents before they make their decisions.

The board normally meets at 6 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month in the historic courthouse. The monthly meetings include a public comment period, where residen...

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