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Grzeika unanimously elected Board chairman

The King George Board of Supervisors elected Joe Grzeika as chairman for 2014 on a unanimous vote at last week’s meeting on Jan. 7. Grzeika took over the gavel from Dale Sisson, At-Large rep, who was chairman last year for 2013.

This is Grzeika’s sixth time as chairman. He was first elected chairman in 1996, which was the first year of his first term on the Board of Supervisors representing the James Madison district.

Grzeika last faced election in 2011, when he beat former single-term School Board member Renee Parker, winning 53.8 percent of the vote.

Jim Howard was elected vice chairman of the five-member board on a vote of 4-1. With no other nominations, Dahlgren rep Ruby Brabo nonetheless voted against Howard.

This is a third separate stint on the Board of Supervisors for Howard, who won back the James Monroe seat this past November, which he last held from 2000 through 2009. He has a long history of public service, including on the School Board beginning in the late 1980s through 1991, following a previous term on the Board of Supervisors.

In the most recent election, Howard beat incumbent John LoBuglio in a four-way race, with Howard getting more than a third of the vote and winning with 38.7 percent to LoBuglio’s 19.55 percent. The others who lost that Supervisor election contest in James Monroe were Jeff Bueche with 23.23 percent of the vote, and Rich Lorey with 18.13 percent.

The other member of the Board is Cedell Brooks, representing Shiloh.

In separate actions, Grzeika and Howard also were elected to the same positions for the Wireless Authority and the Service Authority. (See related article elsewhere in this issue to hear about Brabo’s objections to the Service Authority election.)

MEETING CALENDAR
The Board of Supervisors and the other boards noted set their meeting calendars, with most meetings on the first and third Tuesdays, beginning at 6 p.m.

But there are a couple of departures from that schedule as noted below.

The 2014 regular business meetings for the year are listed. All meetings are scheduled to take place in the board room on the ground floor of the Revercomb Administration building (behind the Courthouse on Route 3 – Kings Hwy).

Additional special meetings are expected to be added for budget planning and other matters that come up, with a legal requirement for a minimum of three days notice to be provided to the public.
JANUARY    The next meeting is on Jan. 21.
FEBRUARY    Meetings are scheduled on Feb. 4 and Feb. 18.
MARCH    Meetings are scheduled on March 4 and March 18.  
APRIL    Meetings are scheduled on April 1 and April 15.
MAY    Meetings are scheduled May 6 and May 20.
JUNE        Meetings are scheduled on June 3 and on the fourth Tuesday, June 24.
JULY        Only one meeting is scheduled, on July 15.
AUGUST    Meetings are scheduled on Aug.5 and Aug. 19.
SEPTEMBER    Meetings are scheduled on Sep. 2 and Sept. 16.
OCTOBER    Meetings are scheduled on Oct. 7 and Oct. 21.  
NOVEMBER    Meeting are scheduled on Nov. 4 and Nov. 18.
DECEMBER    Meetings are scheduled on Dec. 2 and Dec. 16.

SUPERVISOR ASSIGNMENTS
The Board of Supervisors made some new appointments to various positions on boards and committees, mostly to fill vacancies left by LoBuglio’s departure. The changes to appointments include the following:  
Howard was appointed to serve on the George Washington Regional Commission, as suggested by Grzeika, whom Howard is replacing.

Howard was appointed to the Regional Jail Board Commission, to the Rappahannock Area Agency on Aging, as the alternate on the Potomac Watershed Roundtable, and to the Ralph Bunche Advisory Committee.

Former board member LoBuglio was also appointed to the Ralph Bunche committee as a community member.
Brooks was reappointed to the Social Services Board.

Phyllis Cook

 

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