JAMES CITY COUNTY — Ruth Larson, a member of the James City County Board of Supervisors since 2015, was elected to the Virginia Association of Counties (VACo) Executive Committee on Nov. 16.
VACo is located in Richmond, Va, and is governed by a board of directors made up of local government officials. On the organization’s website, they say that part of the mission of the organization is to provide support to county officials from around the commonwealth so that they can better serve the people of Virginia.
Larson was elected to the executive committee during the 87th Annual VACo Conference. The conference was held in Norfolk, Va, at Hilton Norfolk The Main and hosted elected officials, local leaders, and policy/government experts that shared their insights on various issues affecting the commonwealth.
“I am very honored to have been elected by my Supervisor peers to serve on the Executive Committee. I look forward to continuing to learn about the counties throughout the Commonwealth and supporting VACo in their efforts on behalf of those counties,” Larson says. “As we get ready to welcome a new administration to Richmond, it is vital that VACo members work with the new administration to recognize the importance of local government and to advocate for our citizens. This is an exciting time to be starting a new chapter with VACo.”
The VACo Executive Committee is made up of the following members:
- President: Meg Bohmke, Stafford County
- President-Elect: Jason D. Bellows, Lancaster County
- First Vice President: Ann H. Mallek, Albemarle County
- Second Vice President: Ruth Larson, James City County
- Secretary-Treasurer: Donald L. Hart, Jr., Accomack County
- Immediate Past-President: Jeffery C. McKay, Fairfax County