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Fluvanna County Administrator Resigns

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Fluvanna County is looking for a new administrator after their old one resigned. Jay Scudder had only been with the county for a little more than a year. 

Fluvanna Board of Supervisors Chairman John Gooch says while the county wishes the relationship with Scudder would have worked out to a mutual benefit, the board wishes him well.  

Gooch stated, "Working with the board of supervisors, Fluvanna will begin in earnest to begin the process of finding a county administrator to match our strengths. I look forward to working with county staff and our constitutional officers as we begin this process."    

The county will not comment specifically on what lead up to Scudder's resignation.


The NBC29 newsroom received the following press release from the Fluvanna County Administration Office:

Press Release:

Chairman John Gooch issued the following statement on the news of the resignation of County Administrator Jay Scudder:

"Fluvanna County is in a solid position to grow over the next five years.  While we wish the relationship with Mr. Scudder would have worked out to mutual benefit, the Board of Supervisors wishes Mr. Scudder all the best in his future endeavors. 

"Over the next few weeks, I will be working directly with staff to restore confidence in our local government.  Fluvanna County is at a turning point with a new high school coming on line, budget opportunities, and future development at Zions Crossroads to compliment the success in Louisa County. 

"Working with the Board of Supervisors, Fluvanna will begin in earnest to begin the process of finding a county administrator to match or strengths.  I look forward to working with county staff and our constitutional officers as we begin this process."