The Mathews County Board of Supervisors voted last week to contract with an outside agency, The Berkley Group, to search for a new county administrator. In addition, the company will provide an interim county administrator to handle day-to-day operations until a new administrator is appointed by the board. Current County Administrator Mindy Conner will retire at the end of July.
On Wednesday morning, Conner announced that longtime James City County Administrator Sanford “Sandy” Wanner will serve as interim county administrator. Wanner had previously served in that capacity in Gloucester County in 2015 following the resignation of county administrator Brenda Garton.
According to paperwork handed out prior to the June 22 meeting, The Berkley Group will be paid a lump sum of $30,000 to conduct the search for a new county administrator, which is expected to take no more than 120 days. The interim county administrator will be on-site for 32 hours per week at the rate of $75 an hour a...
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