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Essex County Administrator asked to resign

Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 12:49 pm

On Aug. 24, the Essex County Board of Supervisors released a statement following a special called meeting that requested the resignation of County Administrator Timothy Wilson on or before Sept. 7.
Greater Tappahannock Supervisor Rob Akers spoke about the governing group’s decision, saying, “There’s no one specific reason.”
In the meantime, the Board of Supervisors will be looking for both an interim administrator and a permanent replacement. For those unfamiliar with the position, the County Administrator is the hired executive for the county government, acting similar to that of a town manager. Wilson had served in his position for approximately a year and a half before being asked to step down.
During his interview, Akers spoke emphatically that the Board’s objective is to do what’s best for the community. He stated that the decision was not taken lightly, but that the board has certain aspirations they would like to achieve.
Chairman Margaret H. Davis could not be reached for comment at time of article.