Jerry Rexrode Steps Down As Highland Board Of Supervisors Chairman

Monterey, VA – Highland County Board of Supervisors chairman Jerry Rexrode started Tuesday evening’s meeting with an unexpected announcement.

“At the first of the year I was elected Chairman of the Board of Supervisors and at that time unknown to me Mr. Sullenberger now has decided not to run for the BOS in his next term” says Rexrode. “So out of respect for Mr. Sullenberger, would say he’d like to go out on top so, I’m going to step down as Chairman of the BOS and ask Mr. Sullenberger to continue this year as Chairman.”

Robin Sullenberger was then approved as chairman of the Board of Supervisors for this year and Jerry Rexrode was approved as vice-chairman. Board chairman Sullenberger then moved to add a new issue to the agenda.

“The DMV office in McDowell was closed last week” he says. “DMV contacted Darlene and Lois about the possibility of shifting that to a government office because this is a situation that exists in some other counties.”

Commissioner of the Revenue Darlene Crummett describes how the decision was made in consultation with the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.

“DMV Select called me last week and wanted to know if my office or mine and the Treasurer’s office would be willing to take over the DMV responsibilities. After talking to Lois, we went ahead and scheduled a meeting with DMV to see what action we needed to take to do that. We decided we are willing to take on that responsibility and we will split the duties.

Supervisor Rexrode next added his opinion on the matter.

“This decision to close – I think it was done kind of abruptly” says Rexrode. “It’s my feeling that, that service is desperately needed in Highland County and I think it will be a win-win situation for the entire county.”

Staff in the offices of the County Commissioner of the Revenue and the County Treasurer will receive training from DMV in the coming weeks. Darlene Crummett added that she believes the DMV services in the courthouse will be up and running by mid-April.

Story By

Heather Niday

Heather is our Program Director and Traffic Manager. She started with Allegheny Mountain Radio as a volunteer deejay. She then joined the AMR staff in February of 2007. Heather grew up in the Richmond, Virginia, area and now lives in Arbovale, West Virginia with her husband Chuck. Heather is a wonderful flute player, and choir director for Arbovale UMC. You can hear Heather along with Chuck on Tuesday nights from 6 to 8pm as they host two hours of jazz on Something Different.

Current Weather