Greene County administrator resigns to take schools job

Greene County has joined a growing list of communities that are searching for a new executive to lead local government. Mark. B. Taylor has resigned to become school superintendent in Spotsylvania County. He told the Board of Supervisors last night that he helped the county get a lot accomplished. 

“Been here since April of 2019 and it has been quite an adventure,” Taylor said. “We all got through COVID. We worked together and established an [Emergency Medical Services] department after the [University of Virginia] canceled us.” 

Soon-to-be former Greene County Administrator Mark B. Taylor

Taylor said the county has also exited the Rapidan Service Authority in order to create its own water and sewer department 

Last week, the Amherst Board of Supervisors asked for the resignation of Dean Rodgers, according to a story in the Amherst County New Era Progress. Earlier this year, Nelson County Administrator Stephen Carter resigned and Candace McGarry was appointed to the position. Pittsylvania County is on its second interim administrator after the firing of David Smitherman in early January. 

Charlottesville continues to be run by interim City Manager Michael C. Rogers. The city is seeking to hire a new police chief before turning back to a search for a permanent replacement. 

Taylor will be paid $245,000 a year in his new position running schools in Spotsylvania, according to ABC7 News

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