Technology;Help construct (2009) appointed Director of the first White Space Internet Broadcasting network the World ;located in Claudville,VA , transmitting high speed internet signal over white space frequency. Click for lin Director of and set up Public HSI Internet Lab with 10 Computers at Red Bank Community Center. https://www.engadget.com/2009/10/21/first-white-space-network-hits-claudville-virginia/ https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2009/10/first-white-space-broadband-deployment-in-small-virginia-town/ Partenerd with CenturyLink to provide High Speed Internet Service to Ararat, Claudville and Willis Gap, and rural Patrick County , funded by Century Link and the Tobacco Commission.. Along with commitment of century Link we secured a Connect America aGrant for 2.2 Million to Upgrade the Rural Broad Band Speed in 251 and 694 exchanges to 10mg and some up to 25mg. https://theenterprise.net/centurylink-upgrades-internet-speeds/
Patrick County Planning Commission, serve as a member representing BOS, August 2017 meeting, Planning Revied and approved a new Cellular Tower near Primland Resort. Roads Worked to secure our Dan River District dirt roads on the 6 year plan to pave. Several Dirt Roads Paved and more in process. Several new Bridges in Ararat/Claudville constructed. Taxes and Debt. I65 million dollars of County Debt. refinanced debt to a lower interest rate. note: Will not support any additional debt! Voted and lobbied against tax increases.Have not and will not support an increase in Real Estate or Personal Property Tax.
Economic Development Chairman of Regional Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) ;economic development in America's communities and regions through a locally-based, regionally-driven economic development planning process.
Serve on:VACO , Virginia Association of Counties. VACO Broad Band Internet Committee, Vice Chairman VA Economic Committee. VACO Administration Committee CEDS Chairman Patrick County Planning Commission. West Piedmont Piedmont Planning Commission, Vice Chair Patrick County Tourism, Social Services Board, Patrick Ccounty Broadband Task-force, Chairman
Education, Surry Community & Whitfield Community Colleges Associates Degree, Applied Science. Certification in CADCAM and Auto CAD 2014 Graduate of Virginia Certified County Supervisor Program. First Patrick County Supervisor to do so.