Deputy administrator appointees: One accepts, one declines

The Board of Supervisors recently approved two appointments to fill high-level positions in the county, but one of the appointees has since withdrawn his name from consideration for the position, according to information from the county.

On Aug. 25, Dr. Sheryl D. Bailey was named deputy county administrator for Management Services and Steven W. Hicks was named deputy county administrator for Community Development. Both were slated to begin their new posts in early September, but Hicks “has subsequently informed the county that he has reconsidered his application for the position and wishes to withdraw his name from consideration,” according to information released last week by Public Affairs Director Don J. Kappel.

Bailey brings 20 years of public-service experience to the county, including eight years in high-level positions in Virginia state government, it says. Most recently, she served as executive director of the Virginia Resources Authority (VRA), the state’s independent municipal bond bank. Bailey holds both master’s and doctoral degrees in economics from Harvard University.  

She will oversee the county’s internal program functions including Accounting, Internal Audit, Information Systems Technology, License Inspection, Purchasing, Real Estate Assessment and Risk Management and will also serve as the liaison to the county’s constitutional officers.

Bailey will join two other recent additions to the county’s executive team.  Sarah Snead, former Chesterfield – Colonial Heights Social Services director, was promoted to deputy county administrator for Human Services in June.  Jeff Mincks, former deputy county attorney, was named county attorney last month following the retirement of the former county attorney.

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