Shepherd appointed to Board

Published 2:12 pm Wednesday, August 21, 2019

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Crystal Scruggs Shepherd

Crystal Scruggs Shepherd has been appointed as the newest member of the Charlotte County Broad of Supervisors.
Shepherd was judge appointed Aug. 8, and will represent the Cullen/Red House District. The appointment is to fill the unexpired term left vacant by Dr. Nancy Carwile who resigned her seat in May and comes after members of the board could not come to a decision as to whom to choose for the vacant seat.

Shepherd, along with three others submitted letters of intent to serve on the board.
Shepherd, a lifelong resident of Charlotte County and graduate of Randolph-Henry High School, said she has always had a desire to help the County and its citizens.

“I began working part-time at the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office during my first year of college and quickly realized my desire to work for the residents of the County,” said Shepherd. “I have worked with the citizens of Charlotte County for nearly 16 years, and it has been a goal of mine to get younger adults more involved with our governmental processes.”

When it comes to helping her district, the new supervisor says broadband internet is on the top of her list. “One of my main objectives is to speed up the process with providing broadband service to not only my district but throughout the County. I believe broadband will offer businesses a reason to come to our County and grow our county workforce,” explained Shepherd.

Although Shepherd is not on the November ballot and says that she is not seeking election at this time, she has had several citizens contact her to ask that she run as a write-in candidate in November. “I look forward to representing this district and will remain committed to the position,” she said.