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State of the County: Meyer says Gloucester on track for 2035

Gloucester is well on track to satisfy the county board of supervisors’ strategic vision for 2035, according to board chairman John Meyer Jr., who presented the board’s first “State of the County” address on Tuesday, July 5 to the public in the colonial courthouse.

Meyer said he hopes the state of the county address will become an annual tradition embraced by future board chairs.

According to Meyer, the county completed its first comprehensive plan update in 16 years. It also hired a new county administrator, selected for his executive experience in the commercial sector in hopes that he would apply best business practices to local government and also exercise fiscal discipline.

According to Meyer, county administrator Brent Fedors was able to save more than $2 million over the long term through bond savings. Meyer said Fedors also played an integral part in negotiating the county’s new contract with the Northern Neck Regional Jail, saving on health car...

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