Rappahannock County Administrator John W. McCarthy has announced his retirement, effective June 30, 2016, after 30 years of service to Rappahannock County.
McCarthy was hired as Zoning Administrator and Administrative Assistant to the Board of Supervisors in 1986, becoming Rappahannock’s first County Administrator in 1988. Mr. McCarthy also currently serves as Chairman of the Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission and the Virginia Municipal League Insurance Programs (VMLIP), which positions he will be resigning effective May 1, 2016.
Deputy County Administrator Debbie A. Keyser will succeed McCarthy as County Administrator effective May 1. Keyser was hired by Rappahannock County in February 2015 as Assistant County Administrator, before being named as deputy in last July. She has previously served as County Administrator in Jefferson County, West Virginia.