Au­drey Reg­n­ery

Rappahannock News - - Election 2019 -

Con­tact: au­dreyreg­n­[email protected] or 540-675-1114

Background: I orig­i­nally came to Vir­ginia in 1968 and moved here in 1974. I am a mother and a grand­mother. I consider my­self a solid con­ser­va­tive. I have a busi­ness de­gree, which I put to use as owner and op­er­a­tor of The Green­field Inn and a small vine­yard. I have chaired many char­i­ta­ble com­mit­tees.

Rap­pNews: What is the most ur­gent is­sue fac­ing the county now?

Reg­n­ery: The county lacks leadership on the Board of Su­per­vi­sors. Be­cause the Board is of­ten mired in triv­ial and self-serv­ing is­sues, it of­ten fails to ad­dress the chal­lenges that face the county cur­rently and an­tic­i­pate the chal­lenges of the fu­ture. Meet­ings are of­ten un­fo­cused, un­pro­duc­tive, and un­civil, lead­ing to fail­ure for the Board to deal with the prob­lems at hand.

RN: What in your background and ex­pe­ri­ence would help ad­dress that?

Reg­n­ery: I am well or­ga­nized, at­tend to de­tails, ex­pect re­sults, and work col­lab­o­ra­tively with oth­ers. I am not afraid to take on dif­fi­cult chal­lenges, as my life story at­tests — I have worked as a hair­dresser, ditch dig­ger for a tele­phone com­pany, and a welder, all to raise my fam­ily. Set­ting goals and work­ing hard to achieve them has al­ways been a part of my life and it’s what’s needed now on the Board of Su­per­vi­sors. I speak up for what I be­lieve in, and I do not have in­ter­ests that take me out­side the county.

RN: What do you see as the re­spon­si­bil­i­ties of county su­per­vi­sors?

Reg­n­ery: To pro­tect the rights of all cit­i­zens of Rap­pa­han­nock; pro­tect the fis­cal integrity of the county; en­sure that all govern­ment spend­ing and taxes are as low as pos­si­ble; pre­serve the phys­i­cal beauty, the her­itage and en­vi­ron­men­tal integrity of the county; plan and im­ple­ment cost-ef­fec­tive, mar­ket-based pro­grams that will en­sure pop­u­la­tion growth and eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment, and that make pos­i­tive con­tri­bu­tions to the gen­eral wel­fare of the com­mu­nity; as­sure the needs of the com­mu­nity are met in the most cost­ef­fec­tive way pos­si­ble, both for house­holds and busi­nesses, cur­rently and in the fu­ture; at­tend meet­ings and be ac­ces­si­ble to con­stituents at all times — on week­days as well as week­ends.

RN: Why do you want to serve as a su­per­vi­sor?

Reg­n­ery: I want to make a dif­fer­ence for all the cit­i­zens of Rap­pa­han­nock, to serve and to be their voice, to get the things done in the com­mu­nity that will make Rap­pa­han­nock a bet­ter place to live, and work. I be­lieve we can make the Board of Su­per­vi­sors more proac­tive and re­spon­sive to the needs of Rap­pa­han­nock cit­i­zens.

RN: What would you like to ac­com­plish as a su­per­vi­sor?

Reg­n­ery: Along with other mem­bers of the Board, I would like to build a strong productive gov­ern­ing body that will an­tic­i­pate chal­lenges and work col­lab­o­ra­tively to find ac­tion­able solutions to the chal­lenges fac­ing Rap­pa­han­nock.

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