meet the Candidates for the Board
Region 3 - Partlow
Responding to the call for participation I have decided to throw my hat in the ring and volunteer for service as the Partlow District Regional Director.
My name is John Crowe. My wife Mary Crowe and I are lakefront homeowners within Sycamore Shoals Subdivision, residing full time since April 2020. I am also a member of the Sycamore Shoals Subdivision Property Owners Association Board of Directors.
Our family has been coming to Lake Anna for the past 15 years and we are thrilled to now be full time residents. We have seen tremendous growth at Lake Anna over this time and we are committed to contribute to the health and well-being of the Lake Anna Community.
I am a retired Earth Information Scientist finishing a 33-year Federal career in 2014. As a senior scientist for DOD, DHS, US Geological Survey, and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, I based my career choices on the scientific method, and evidence-based decision making. I continue to approach life in that context in retirement.
In response to the call to serve the community, I believe my professional skills, commitment to family and community could position me to provide a value to represent the community members through unbiased and positive contributions to issue evaluation and decision making for the Board.
I shall leave it to the Community to decide.
My wife (Robin) and I purchased our home at Lake Anna in October 2011 and moved here full time in December 2017. We purchased property in the Runnymede neighborhood in March 2016. I have been serving as the Runnymede POA Vice-President since August 2020.
I am a retired Army officer (1980-2003) and Robin is a retired preschool teacher. We moved to the lake from Chantilly, VA. Our Army assignments included postings in Wiesbaden, Germany; Fort Sill, OK (three times); Camp Casey, Korea; Syracuse University in NY; Schofield Barracks, HI; Ft Leavenworth, KS; and the Pentagon. Following my retirement from the Army; I worked for ASM Research, LLC in Fairfax, VA retiring as its Senior Vice President for Defense and VA Programs in December 2017.
We are blessed with four children and nine grandchildren. My wife and I retired to Lake Anna to create a “fun destination” for our kids and grand-kids to enjoy for many years to come. In the time we’ve lived here, we have lived firsthand the challenges HAB creates for fulfillment of our homestead vision and witnessed the commitment LACA has for trying to identify and pursue an enduring solution to it on behalf of the entire Lake Anna community. I volunteered to run for election as the Regional Director – Belmont Region to play a more active role in being a part of these solutions that will benefit so many. I am also actively engaged in the community response effort to the Luxury RV Park Special Use Permit (SUP) application currently working its way through the Spotsylvania County approval process. My Army career experiences instilled a great appreciation for the importance and efficacy of working as part of a team in accomplishing assigned and implied missions. I view election to this Regional Director position through this prism – offering me a great way to meet more of our lake neighbors and to give back to our shared community by becoming your advocate to the LACA Board of Directors as well as a conduit for keeping you all up to date on initiatives and challenges the LACA Board is dealing with that can be helped through more comprehensive engagement of the larger lake community.
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I am 69 years old, father of two and grandfather to one. I was raised in Iowa but have lived in Virginia for more than 40 years. For the past 11 years my wife, Maggie Mitchell, and I have owned a house in the Pamunkey Point subdivision, which is at the west end of Lake Anna. I have been essentially a permanent resident at the Lake for the past two years.
For most of my working life I was an employee of the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C. At EPA I worked in a variety of offices but spent most of my career in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer where I was the Deputy Director of Budget and, later, Director of Information Technology. I retired approximately 10 years ago. Interests since retirement include fishing, environmental quality of the Lake and its surrounding area, and beekeeping.
I believe Lake Anna has a bright future if we all pay careful attention to water quality and land use. If elected I will do my best to represent the concerns and interests of the Belmont Region. Thank you for your consideration.Ask Terry a question
My name is David Silverman. My wife Marcie and I, along with our two teenage boys, Jacob and Jesse, discovered Lake Anna about 5 years ago. We purchased a lot on the lake and built a home that was completed in June of 2018. We live on the upper Pamunkey and enjoy all the lake has to offer both on the water and surrounding it. Like everyone at our end of the lake, we are heavily impacted by several current and ongoing issues like the harmful algae blooms, bacteria concentrations in the lake, traffic safety and land use concerns. We found and joined LACA as members to not only learn about the issues and recommendations, but to also participate in the development of solutions that work for our community. Since joining LACA, I have gotten to know several board members as well as our regions Spotsylvania Board of Supervisors member. I have learned a great deal about the work performed by LACA in areas of education around lake safety and the significant environmental issues we face as a community. More recently, I have gotten involved in the SUP application for the Four Seasons RV park that would be built on the upper Pamunkey and greatly change our piece of paradise. I have attended a number of community meetings and Spotsylvania Board of Supervisor and planning commission meetings to speak out as a concerned community member.
I am a successful small business owner and the chairman of the small business council for the Culpeper Chamber of Commerce. I know the importance of understanding issues that effect my business / our local community, and how to effect changes that are needed to support our collective lake life.
I also understand the value of participating to have a positive impact on our community and I would like to do so as a member of the LACA board representing you and our region of the lake.
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