No new­comer to pub­lic ser­vice

Rappahannock News - - COM­MENT -

Ihave known David Kon­ick for al­most 18 years and I think he would be a great as­set to the Rap­pa­han­nock Board of Su­per­vi­sors. He has the ex­pe­ri­ence and the en­ergy to do the job. Kon­ick has been in Rap­pa­han­nock over 42 years, and is no new­comer to pub­lic ser­vice.

He has served the county as zon­ing ad­min­is­tra­tor and build­ing of­fi­cial and helped the plan­ning com­mis­sion write the Zon­ing Or­di­nance of 1986, most of which is still in force. He was trea­surer of Washington Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment, and served two terms on the board of di­rec­tors of Wake­field Coun­try Day School. He is a past pres­i­dent of the Rap­pa­han­nock Lions Club and past mas­ter of Washington Lodge of the Ma­sons. In all these jobs, David Kon­ick has proven that he knows how to use lim­ited re­sources to get the job done.

Kon­ick has man­age­ment and bud­get­ing skills the county BOS needs. He has in­ti­mate knowl­edge of the county’s com­pre­hen­sive plan, zon­ing and land use laws — no other board mem­ber has any­thing com­pa­ra­ble. Kon­ick also knows Robert’s Rules of Or­der and has a work­ing knowl­edge of state laws that the BOS needs to know. We need some­one with that kind of knowl­edge and ex­pe­ri­ence to face the devel­op­ment pres­sures and chal­lenges that threaten the county from with­out and from within our bor­ders. Kon­ick re­spects how we have main­tained our beau­ti­ful heritage, and un­der­stands as how eas­ily it could be ru­ined and lost for­ever.

David Kon­ick will put his en­ergy to work for Rap­pa­han­nock County and not rest on sup­posed lau­rels. The board des­per­ately needs some­one with these man­age­ment skills and this kind of ex­pe­ri­ence. Writein for David Kon­ick on Novem­ber 7th. Let’s keep our tra­di­tional Rap­pa­han­nock County values in­tact. BEN MASON Castle­ton

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