Edmunds seeking Clark commendation

Published 9:55 am Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Del. James E. Edmunds, R-South Boston, introduced a House Joint Resolution on Feb. 28 which, if passed, will commend Charlotte County Administrator R.B. Clark for his years of service to the county.

R.B. Clark

“We just recognize him for years of thankless services for … Charlotte County,” Edmunds said.

Clark said he thought that was “very nice of them.”

According to the resolution, Clark, who is set to retire on June 30, holds a bachelor’s degree from East Carolina University and a master’s degree from the University of Virginia.

“He began his 44 years of service to Charlotte County as an employee of Charlotte County Public Schools, serving as principal of J. Murray Jeffress Elementary School,” the resolution cited.

The resolution also cites that Clark became county administrator in 1981 and “ably supervised a wide array of county operations for the next 37 years, becoming the second longest-serving county administrator in the Commonwealth.”

According to information from the Charlotte County website, Clark currently serves on the Virginia’s Heartland Regional Partnership Board of Directors, is Treasurer of the Virginia Heartland Regional Authority Board, on the Bank of Charlotte County Board of Directors since 1983 and on the Virginia’s Growth Alliance Board of Directors.

In addition, the website said Clark previously served on the Commonwealth Regional Council, Crossroad Services Board, Virginia Economic Development Partnership Board of Directors, Virginia Association of Counties Group Self Insurance Association Board of Directors and Virginia Association of Counties Transportation Board.

The resolution states that Clark has “served Charlotte County with the utmost integrity, dedication and distinction, and he leaves a legacy of excellence to his successor as county administrator.”

“After his well-earned retirement, R.B. Clark plans to spend more time with his beloved family, including his five children and 15 grandchildren, and seek new opportunities to serve the community; now, therefore, be it,” officials said in the resolution.