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Mineral District supervisor hosts first Town Hall meeting

Posted on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 9:00 am

Supervisor Stephanie Koren (Mineral district) held her first Town Hall meeting at the Louisa County Library on Wednesday June 25. The event drew 16 people.

Koren began her first four-year term on January 1 after winning a three-way race last November against incumbent Willie Harper and Mark Alberts.

“Listening to my constituents during my campaign made it very clear that there can never be enough communication or public outreach,” Koren said.  “I promised to have Town Hall meetings periodically in order to facilitate this need and here we are tonight!”

At the meeting, she described her first six months as a supervisor. She is about half-way through the four-stage process of attaining her certification as a supervisor.  Once completed, she will be the second of the county’s seven supervisors to have the certification. Chairman Willie Gentry (Cuckoo district supervisor) is the other certified board member.

In addition to her role as a supervisor, Koren has been assigned by Gentry to more than a dozen boards, organizations, and activities within the county.

She gave a brief list of what she considers the supervisors’ most significant actions since January, including approval of a three cents real estate tax increase, creation of the Louisa Broadband Authority, and various zoning changes.

Allyson Finchum, director of the Louisa County Community Development, also attended the meeting and fielded questions about the zoning process and ordinances, including the Telecom Ordinance, which is likely to be reviewed or amended this year.

To read the entire story, see the July 3 edition of The Central Virginian.