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Moran appointed Mathews County Administrator

Melinda Moran, manager of the Town of Clarksville for the past 18 years, has been appointed Mathews County Administrator, effective April 16.

The announcement was made following a procedural vote at a special meeting Saturday afternoon by the Mathews County Board of Supervisors.

Moran will replace Steve Whiteway, who retired on Jan. 31 after serving more than 11 years in that post. Saturday’s meeting was a continuation of the board’s Jan. 24 meeting where, during a closed session, chairman Janine Burns was given permission to extend to Moran an offer of employment.

On Saturday, by a 4-1 margin, with Charles Ingram voting against, the board officially authorized Burns to have made the offer.

Moran began her tenure as manager of the Town of Clarksville in May of 1994. According to a release from the county board, during Moran’s time in the lakeside Virginia town, she “led administrative efforts to establish a lasting shift from a traditional agricultural...

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