Ex-credit union CEO to fill interim supervisor seat
WINCHESTER — The Frederick County Board of Supervisors voted 6-0 Wednesday to approve an interim supervisor for the Gainesboro Magisterial District.
Robert Hess, 70, who retired as the president and CEO of the Washington, D.C.-based Congressional Federal Credit Union five years ago, has lived in Frederick County for almost 25 years.
“We raised our [three] children here in Frederick County, they went to Frederick County schools,” Hess said in a phone interview Wednesday night. “Frederick County’s been good to me and my family and I are honored to have the opportunity to give back to the county.”
Hess is the former chairman of the Frederick County Republican Committee and has been a member of the county’s Historical Resources Advisory Board (HRAB) since May 2009.
Rhoda Kriz, former HRAB chairwoman, said during a phone interview Wednesday night that Hess has brought a lot to that board’s meetings.
“He always brought good, common sense to the Historical Resources Advisory Board,” Kriz said. “He’s a nice, friendly and out-going person.”
Gainesboro has been without a supervisor since Ross Spicer’s resignation Dec. 31. He resigned after becoming the county’s interim commonwealth’s attorney following Glenn Williamson’s retirement.
The county will hold a special election, likely in conjunction with the Nov. 5 general election, to fill the remainder of Spicer’s term, which runs through 2015.
Supervisors receive annual compensation of $9,900, according to County Administrator John R. Riley Jr.
Attending the meeting in the Frederick County Administration Building were Chairman Richard Shickle, Vice-Chairman Bill Ewing and supervisors Charles DeHaven Jr., Gene Fisher, Gary Lofton and Christopher Collins.
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