Greene County hires Fairfax official as new administrator

A government official with 28 years of experience in a northern Virginia locality has been named as the next administrator of Greene County. 

Catherine Schafrik is currently the director of human resources in Fairfax County, where she has also served in information technology, transportation planning, and budget management. 

“We are very pleased that someone of Ms. Schafrik’s caliber will join our team as the next Greene County administrator,” said Board Chair Dale Herring. “We look forward to working with her and to many years of success as we work together to ensure the best possible future for Greene County and its citizens.”

Catherine Schafrik

Interim Administrator Brenda Garton will continue to serve until June 26 when Schafrik starts work. This is the second time Garton has served as a caretaker in Greene having served in 2018 after John Barkley stepped down.

Barkley was replaced on a permanent basis by Mark B. Taylor who resigned the position last September to become school superintendent in Spotsylvania County.

Schafrik takes over a county that plans to make significant investments in water and sewer infrastructure, including the construction of a new reservoir at White Run to serve as a water supply for the county’s designated growth areas. 

“I look forward to joining the Greene County community,” Schafrik is quoted in the release. “I appreciate the opportunity to add value and make a difference while doing meaningful work that I love.” 

Greene County Supervisors will take up the draft Comprehensive Plan at its next meeting on May 23.

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