GLOUCESTER — Gloucester County welcomed Carol Steele as its new County Administrator after the county’s Board of Supervisors approved the employment agreement during a meeting on May 17.
“I am honored to have this opportunity to continue to be of service to Gloucester County as its Administrator,” said Steele. “I am passionate about this community and the County Employees who work to make Gloucester County such a great place to live, work, and play. I am excited about continuing to work with the Board of Supervisors in fulfilling its vision for the County and am deeply appreciative of the confidence that it has shown in me.”
Steele will assume this new position on June 1. She currently is one of the Deputy County Administrators and has served as the acting County Administrator since April 2021, when previous County Administrator Brent Fedors took a leave of absence. Fedors officially resigned from the role in Nov. 2021, citing a medical situation.
According to a release from Gloucester County, the hiring came after the Board of Supervisors conducted a national search for the new County Administrator, assisted by The Berkley Group, of Bridgewater, Virginia.
Steele has worked with Gloucester County for nearly thirty-six years. She assumed the role of Director of the Gloucester County Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Department in 1986, before serving as Deputy County Administrator in 2018.
Steele holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation Administration from Radford University (RU) and a Master of Science degree in Leisure Services Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).
Steele has also previously served as an adjunct faculty at Old Dominion University, Rappahannock Community College, and Virginia Commonwealth University, and has been active on civic and volunteer boards in state, regional, and local organizations for several years.
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