Frydl now chairman of county supervisors

By Susan Gibbs

Jim Frydl is now chairman of the Greene County Board of Supervisors

Jim Frydl, who represents the Midway District on the Greene County Board of Supervisors, was elected Board chairman of that panel at its reorganization meeting Tuesday, January 8.

“The role of the chairman is to run meetings in such a way that ensures that people who speak to the Board do so respectfully, and in a productive manner. It is also to ensure that all decisions made by the Board are reached in a public meeting,” Frydl told Eye on Greene during a telephone interview following the meeting.

Davis Lamb, who represents the Ruckersville District on the Board, will continue as vice-chairman of the five-person board.

Outgoing Chairman Buggs Peyton, who represents the Stanardsville District, had previously told Eye on Greene that he was not seeking re-election as chairman, nominated Lamb for the seat he had chosen to vacate.

But when Frydl was nominated by At Large Supervisor Eddie Deane, Supervisor David Cox (Monroe) voted for Frydl, and Frydl voted for himself, while Peyton and Lamb voted for Lamb.

A resident of Greene County for about 20 years, Frydl ran unopposed in 2009 for the Ruckersville seat on the Board when Supervisor Jeri Allen, who passed away in February 2011, announced she would be retiring. He served as Ruckersville’s representative until June of 2011, when the Board decided to create a fourth voting district and eliminate one at large seat.

At the time, the Ruckersville district had at least 750 more residents than the county’s other two voting districts and Virginia state law allowed only a 5 percent differential among districts. When the fourth district, called the Midway District, was created, Frydl, who lives within that district, became its representative.

Prior to his election to Greene’s Board of Supervisors in November 2009, Frydl, who has been a resident of Greene County for about 20 years, served the county as a member of the planning commission, and as a youth soccer coach.

A graduate of Appalachian State University, Frydl holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He has been employed in professional sales for the last 25 years, working in telecommunications and advertising for Fortune 500 companies.

Davis Lamb continues as vice-chairman of the Greene County Board of Supervisors

For the last 11 years he has worked as a regional sales manager for an environmental services company, Mid-Atlantic Environmental Equipment, Inc.

Once Frydl took his seat as chairman, he called for nominations for his vice-chairman.

Peyton nominated Lamb for the position, and he was unanimously elected to that position.

A Ruckersville native, Lamb is the grandson of a farmer, the son of a farmer, and has been a farmer all of his adult life. The family farm, which he now owns with two of his brothers, is the last remaining dairy farm in the county.

As such, he is a businessman who has had to know his market while consistently dealing with the Department of Environmental Quality, the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Farm Service Agency.

Prior to his election to the Greene County Board of Supervisors in November 2011, Lamb was a member of the county’s planning commission for six years. He is a member of the local Farm Bureau, serving on that organization’s legislative and resolution committees. He is also a member of the Greene County Ruritans, and has served as that club’s secretary and its president.

In other business, liaison functions to county offices and agencies were reviewed.

As chairman, Frydl will be the main contact with the county administrator. He will also continue to serve as liaison to the Greene County Public School District, the Greene County Department of Parks and Recreation, the Rapidan Service Authority and the Piedmont Workforce Development Board.

Buggs Peyton chose not to seek reelection as chairman of the Greene County Board of Supervisors

Lamb will continue on as liaison to the county’s planning and zoning department, its economic development authority, its agriculture and forestal district, the Greene County Library and Piedmont Virginia Community College.

Cox will serve as liaison to the Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation District, all public safety entities, which include the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, the emergency operations center, animal control and fire rescue companies.

Deane continues his duties as liaison to the county health department, Region Ten Community Services, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Jefferson Area Board for Aging, and the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission.

And Peyton will continue to liaison with the Commonwealth Attorney, the Central Virginia Regional Jail, the Commissioner of Revenue, the Treasurer, and the Stanardsville Town Council.

The Board voted to accept its bylaws as written, and to keep the calendar, which calls for regular meetings the second and fourth Tuesday of every month, with the exception of November and December, when the Board will meet only once, as is.

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