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NACo conference costs Gloucester taxpayers over $4,000

It cost Gloucester County just over $4,000 to send two county officials to a National Association of Counties (NACo) conference in Reno, Nevada, last month.

According to county finance records, Gloucester County paid $1,972.85 to send county administrator Brenda Garton and another $2,215.21 to send Gregory Woodard, Ware District representative to the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors, to the conference.

Woodard exceeded a cap of $1,500 on annual travel expenses per supervisor with the latest trip. The board voted 4-2 in April to trim each individual board member’s budget for travel. Those voting against were Gloucester Point District supervisor Bobby Crewe and At-Large supervisor Michelle Ressler. Woodard was absent from that meeting.

At that same meeting the board voted, per Ressler’s request, to allow any board member to allocate any of their leftover budgets to another board member.

Crewe and Abingdon District supervisor Christian "Buddy" Rilee b...

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