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White completes supervisor certification program

Mathews County Supervisor Jack White has completed the 18-month Virginia Certified County Supervisors’ Program. He and three supervisors from other localities were recognized for the accomplishment by the Virginia Association of Counties (VACo) and the Virginia Cooperative Extension during VACo’s annual conference, held on Nov. 8 in Bath County.

The program, which is a partnership between VACo, VCE and Virginia Tech, provides training to enhance the leadership and decision-making skills of Virginia’s county supervisors, according to a press release. It includes an overview of the issues, expectations, and practices associated with serving as a county supervisor as well as detailed information about local government.

According to the release, fewer than 60 county supervisors from 39 counties have completed the course, including the first class, which graduated in 2006. White is the first Mathews County supervisor to complete the course, which requires two days of cla...

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