Surry taps Jonathan Lynn as new county administrator

By: Terry Harris | Email: Click Here
Posted: February 13, 2019 | 3:45 p.m.

SURRY – Following a lengthy and rigorous search, Jonathan H. Lynn was named new Administrator of Surry County, at the Feb. 7 meeting of the board of supervisors.

In remarks during the meeting, interim administrator Sandy Wanner described Lynn, saying, “Mr. Lynn comes to us from Georgia with 14 years in public local, regional and state experience.  He has a  Masters from Georgia Southern University in Political Science, a Masters in Public Administration, he has  been a town manager, and has a significant background in community development and strategic planning, dealing with stakeholders and citizens.”

According to further information provided by Wanner after the meeting, the new administrator brings expertise in strategic planning, resource allocation, budget, capital improvement and project management, growth management, comprehensive planning, and community development and redevelopment, to the position.

“He is 39 years of age, has a wife, Julie, five year old daughter, Caroline, and three year old son, Layton,” Wanner added. “He’s had a lot of experiences in small units of government which will bode well for Surry. He also has a lot of experience in community development and planning, and I think he’s coming at the right time.  Because we still have not finished the comprehensive plan for Surry County with the Hampton Rhoads planning commission staff. He has experience with housing issues, economic development and working collaterally with citizens, which I think bodes well for his time with Surry. Of course, only time will tell, but I think he’ll be a good match.”  

Wanner recently accepted an extension of his term serving the county in his current position as interim administrator through March, and said that he looks forward to working with Lynn during the transition.  

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