Photo by Tom Bishop
12/14/09 - Roger Hayden of the Dan River District, Claudville, VA was sworn in as a new member of the Patrick County Board of Supervisors in the Historic Patrick County Courthouse, December 15, 2009
News Report from the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
Roger Hayden was sworn in as the Dan River District, representative to the Patrick County Board of Supervisors on December 15, 2009 by Susan Gasperini, Clerk of the Court. He used the Bible of his mother, Peggy Hayden Tilley.
He is a lifetime resident of the Dan River District in Patrick County, Virginia.
Roger is a member of the Red Bank Ruritan Club in Claudville. He has most recently served as Chairman of the Broadband Task Force for Patrick County.
He resides with his wife Mabel on Cox Ridge Road in the community of rural Claudville, VA.
He has been instrumental in bringing in the new experimental technology, wireless broadband internet service, using the White Spaces, formally used for analog Television service. He just appeared on the front cover of Blue Ridge Business Journal, November 30, 2009 edition. The story of the use of “white spaces” was covered in an article, “WiFi on Steroids: Delivering Broadband To Rural Virginia”, in this magazine which is an insert to the Roanoke Times.
Roger has been a proponent of bringing High Speed Internet service to an un-served section of rural Virginia.
Roger attributes his successful election to Board of Supervisors, to door to door campaigning. His main objective has been to listen to the residents in rural Dan River District and determine what their needs are.
Date: December 15, 2009
By: Tom Bishop, Executive Director, Patrick County Chamber of Commerce