Theodore L. Voorhees will assume the position of County Administrator for Powhatan County on May 1, 2017. Mr. Voorhees succeeds retiring County Administrator Patricia A. Weiler.
Voorhees brings over 25 years of local government experience, the last four of which were as the City Manager of Fayetteville, North Carolina. He has worked in both large municipalities and small towns, his last position in Virginia being the Town Manager of Bowling Green.
Voorhees earned his undergraduate degree from the American University in Washington, D.C., and his Master of Public Administration degree from George Mason University. He is an ICMA credentialed manager, a graduate of the Municipal Administration Program at the University of North Carolina School of Government, and is an alumnus of the Senior Executive Institute, Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia.
“Mr. Voorhees’ experience and knowledge will facilitate the accomplishment of the board’s vision and their strategic priorities. His leadership will continue to make Powhatan a great place to live work and play,” stated William Melton, Chairman of the Powhatan County Board of Supervisors.
Mrs. Angie Cabell, District 3 Supervisor, commented, “Mr. Voorhees brings 26 years of experience to bear in our fine county. My first meeting with him was characterized by words such as ‘empower’, ‘thoughtful’, ‘collaborative and creative’, and ‘servant leader.’ He moved through the hiring process with unanimous approval from the Board of Supervisors. I look forward to welcoming him and his family as vital members of our community. “Mr. Voorhees brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that makes him the right person at the right time for our community. I am excited that Ted will be joining us,” remarked Mr. David Williams, District 1 Supervisor.
“I am absolutely delighted to be joining such a marvelous team. Community pride is evident in the conversations I have had with Powhatan officials during the selection process. I started my local government career in Virginia and am looking forward to serving the Board of Supervisors, constitutional officers, and staff as we work together with citizens and other stakeholders to help our community thrive,” commented Voorhees.