Longtime Surry planning director Russell honored as she departs for Newport News

By: Terry Harris | Email: Click Here
Posted: February 15, 2019 | 3:45 p.m.

SURRY – Rhonda L. Russell was recognized as “a passionate and dedicated public servant” at the Feb. 7 meeting of the Surry County Board of Supervisors.  Russell, who had served as the county’s director of planning and community development since March of 2005, resigned effective Jan. 31, 2019 to go to work in Newport News as their deputy director of planning and community development. She was presented with the resolution during the meeting in recognition of her exemplary service to the county.

According to Resolution 2019-02, unanimously approved by the board, Russell “during her service in Surry County has undertaken successful grant initiatives including: the Sewer Construction in the Town of Dendron, Elberon Heights Housing Rehabilitation Project, Surry County Broadband Implementation Project, and the Smart Scale Route 10/Bacon’s Castle Trail Intersection Improvement project.”

Supervisors Judy Lyttle and John Seward presented the resolution to Russell, which read, in part, “The Board of Supervisors of Surry County wishes to recognize the many contributions, made by Ms. Rhonda L. Russell, which have helped to make Surry County a better place for all of its citizens… and further wishes her success in her new employment.”

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