June 3 is deadline to apply to fill Massie District seat on Board of Supervisors


The Patriot

The Pulaski County Board of Supervisors is now taking applications for its vacant Massie District seat.

The vacancy occurred May 10 when then-supervisor John Travis announced he and his wife, Donna had sold their home on Peppers Ferry Road in Pulaski and would be living in a home on Claytor Lake – outside the Massie District.

Chairman Laura Walters said Monday night during the board’s May meeting that the same procedure would be followed to fill the Massie District seat as was followed two previous times this year.

In December, then-Robinson District Supervisor Charles Bopp announced he would be retiring from the board due to health issues. During the board’s January 4 re-organizational meeting, Cloyd District Supervisor and board chairman Joe Guthrie announced he would be leaving the board to accept a position in the administration of Gov. Glenn Youngkin.

Once again the county will accept applications for the open seat from those in the Massie District who wish to be considered for the position.

Walters said those interested in applying for the seat should contact Ashley Edmonds, Clerk of the Board at 540-980-7705 or email her at aedmonds@pulaskicounty.org

Those with questions about serving should contact County Administrator Jonathan Sweet at 540-980-7705.

Walters said June 3 is the deadline for interested citizens to apply for the position.

Following June 3, the board will schedule interviews with the applicants with the intention to have a Massie District Supervisor selected and sworn in prior to the board’s monthly meeting in June.

The new Massie supervisor will serve until a special election is held in November. The winner of that election will have one year to serve until the regular election in November of 2023 when all board seats will be up for election.