Henrico board appoints Hinson as interim supervisor for Brookland

The Henrico County Board of Supervisors tonight unanimously appointed Harvey L. Hinson, a retired deputy county manager for Henrico, to serve as interim supervisor for the Brookland District, following the death of longtime representative Richard W. Glover.

Hinson, 74, served as Henrico’s deputy county manager for community development from 1992 until his retirement in 2007. He began his career in Henrico in 1961 as a part-time engineer’s aide and later served as the assistant director of the Department of Planning. He holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and has represented Henrico on the Richmond Metropolitan Transportation Authority since 2014.

Hinson will serve until Brookland voters elect a supervisor to complete Mr. Glover’s term, which extends through Dec. 31, 2019. The Board of Supervisors agreed tonight to have that election take place as part of the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 7.

Hinson and his wife, Brenda, have six adult children. He is a U.S. Army veteran, a charter member of the Henrico North Rotary Club and a 2001 inductee in the Central Virginia American Softball Association Hall of Fame. He also is a wildlife and landscape painter and a supporter of Needle’s Eye Ministries Inc.

In other business, the Board of Supervisors elected Tuckahoe District Supervisor Patricia S. O’Bannon to serve as its chairman and Fairfield District Supervisor Frank J. Thornton to serve as its vice chairman in 2017. The board in January had tapped Mr. Glover and O’Bannon to serve as chairman and vice chairman, respectively.

The board also made new appointments to committees on which Mr. Glover had served. The board added Thornton to the Board of Social Services and O’Bannon to the Capital Region Workforce Partnership Consortium of Chief Local Elected Officials.

Mr. Glover, who died Feb. 2 at age 82, had begun his 29th year of service as Brookland’s supervisor. He was the board’s longest-serving active member.

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