At today’s Stafford Democratic Committee (SDC) Reorganizational Caucus, former Aquia Democratic Supervisor Kandy Hilliard was elected Chair of the SDC. As the outgoing Chair of this committee, I believe that Kandy will continue the tremendous progress we have made over the last two years and will be one heck of a Chair! Congratulations to Kandy!
Now, here is a little about Kandy. In 2001, she was elected to the Stafford County Board of Supervisors. While on the board, she served as the Region 7 Director on the Virginia Association of Counties Board of Directors.
She was also appointed by Governor Mark Warner to serve on the Local Government Advisory Committee of the Chesapeake Bay Program and then was reappointed by Governor Kaine. Kandy played a key role in helping to preserve the Crow’s Nest Peninsula. As Kandy explained today,
As Aquia District Supervisor, I worked hard to get $30 million in Virginia Resource Authority funds to purchase the Crow’s Nest Peninsula, one of the last remaining bird and wildlife sanctuaries on the eastern seaboard.
She also helped to spearhead a County-wide roadside litter removal effort which cleaned up more than 50 miles of major roadways each year. They picked up trash from Quantico on the north end to the Falmouth Bridge on the southern end and up Garrisonville Road and Rt. 17. Given the makeup of the current Board of Supervisors within Stafford County, this experience may prove to be invaluable!
Kandy is also the current Chair of the Friends of the Rappahannock Executive committee.
Elected along with Kandy were Laura Sellers as Senior Vice-Chair; Noreen Crowley and Linda Berkoff as Vice-Chairs; David Kerr as Secretary; Bruce Iosco as Treasurer; Bobby Crisp as Sergeant-at-Arms; and Marvin Wagner as Parliamentarian.