Mike Biniek brought his entrepreneurial spirit to Rappahannock County almost 23 years ago when he and his wife, Susan Hoffman, started the Belle Meade Summer Camp that later expanded to a B&B, farm, and school.
Ron Frazier, the longest serving board member, he has an institutional knowledge others may not have, and often uses it to raise questions about procedures and policies debated at BOS meetings.
These days, not many people live in the house where they grew up. After a walk around Chris Parrish’s cattle farm, you can see why he returned home.
On most Saturdays you can find Roger Welch at the art gallery owned by his artist wife, Geneva, on Main Street. It was there recently he talked at length about his life and his 19 years as a supervisor.
No longer able to rely on McCarthy’s 30 years of institutional knowledge and a management style which kept, or often appeared to keep, the county operating smoothly, the BOS has struggled at times to find its “sea legs.”