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Nelson County is a member of the [[Thomas Jefferson Planning District]]. The 2010 Census counted 15,020 people, an increase of 4% since 2000. <ref>{{cite-progress|title=Analyzing area's growth will be key for future planning|url=http://www2.dailyprogress.com/news/2011/feb/05/analyzing-areas-growth-will-be-key-future-planning-ar-823178/|author=|pageno=|printdate=February 6, 2011|publishdate=February 5, 2011|accessdate=February 9, 2011|cturl=}}</ref> The County seat is Lovingston.
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'''{{PAGENAME}}''' is located in central Virginia along the eastern edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It has a population of under 15,000 and is governed by a five-member Board of Supervisors. The county began a review of its Comprehensive Plan in the spring of 2022.  
  
The [[Weldon Cooper Center]] estimated the population on July 1, 2016 as 14,835. <ref>{{cite web|title=Virginia Population Estimates|url=http://demographics.coopercenter.org/virginia-population-estimates/|author=|work=Website|publisher=Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service|location=|publishdate=January 30, 2017|accessdate=April 4, 2017}}</ref>
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Nelson is a member of the [[Thomas Jefferson Planning District]].  
  
The Nelson County Planning Commission will revisit and update the Comprehensive Plan by June 2021. <ref>{{cite web|title=Nelson comprehensive plan update on county's to-do list|url=https://www.newsadvance.com/nelson_county_times/news/nelson-comprehensive-plan-update-on-county-s-to-do-list/article_8c832aeb-7971-5197-b94e-cfcc99a20a65.html|author=Justin Faulconer|work=News Article|publisher=|location=|publishdate=January 29, 2020|accessdate=January 31, 2020}}</ref>
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==Election 2019==
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==Population==
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The 2010 Census counted 15,020 people, an increase of 4% since 2000. <ref>{{cite-progress-mg|title=Analyzing area's growth will be key for future planning|url=https://dailyprogress.com/news/analyzing-areas-growth-will-be-key-for-future-planning/article_53cc7d48-69d1-525b-945a-ed44e1443c3a.html|author=Brandon Shulleeta|pageno=|printdate=February 6, 2011|publishdate=February 5, 2011|accessdate=June 23, 2022|cturl=}}</ref> The County seat is [[Lovingston]].
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The [[Weldon Cooper Center]] estimated the population on [[July 1]], [[2021]] as 14,820. <ref name="wc2021">{{cite web|title=Virginia Population Estimates|url=University of Virginia Weldon Cooper Center, Demographics Research Group. (2020)|author=|work=|publisher=University of Virginia Weldon Cooper Center, Demographics Research Group|location=|publishdate=|accessdate=May 31, 2022}}</ref> <ref>{{cite-infocville|title=Population growth up 12.8 percent|url=https://infocville.com/2022/01/29/population-growth-up-12-8-percent-in-region/|author=Sean Tubbs|work=|publisher=|location=|publishdate=January 29, 2022|accessdate=May 31, 2022}}</ref>
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==Economy==
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A key industry is tourism, which brought in $217.8 million in revenue in [[2019]]. <ref>{{cite web|title=Nelson County earned about $217.8 million in tourism revenue in 2019|url=https://www.cbs19news.com/story/42723021/nelson-county-earned-about-dollar2178-million-in-tourism-revenue-in-2019|author=Michael Caldwell|work=News Article|publisher=CBS19|location=|publishdate=October 5, 2020|accessdate=October 15, 2020}}</ref>
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==Comprehensive Plan==
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The Nelson County Planning Commission begun an update the Comprehensive Plan in June 2021. <ref>{{cite web|title=Nelson comprehensive plan update on county's to-do list|url=https://www.newsadvance.com/nelson_county_times/news/nelson-comprehensive-plan-update-on-county-s-to-do-list/article_8c832aeb-7971-5197-b94e-cfcc99a20a65.html|author=Justin Faulconer|work=News Article|publisher=|location=|publishdate=January 29, 2020|accessdate=January 31, 2020}}</ref>
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*[[December 14]], [[2021]], the [[Nelson County]] Board of Supervisors voted to spend $160,000 to hire [[The Berkley Group]] to update the county's Comprehensive Plan. <ref>{{cite web|title=Consultant chosen for comprehensive plan update|url=https://newsadvance.com/community/nelson_county_times/news/consultant-chosen-for-comprehensive-plan-update/article_cafdee28-5e92-11ec-9083-c7455c8cdb1a.html|author=Justin Faulconer|work=News Article|publisher=Lynchburg News and Advance|location=|publishdate=December 22, 2021|accessdate=December 24, 2021}}</ref>
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*[[May 31]], [[2022]] &ndash; The Board of Supervisors and the Planning Commission toured the county during the day before holding a kickoff meeting.
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==Government==
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===Board of Supervisors===
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*[[Ernie Reed]], Chair, Central District (term expires December 2025)
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*[[Jesse Rutherford]], Vice Chair, East District (term expires December 2025)
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*[[J. David Parr]], West District (term expires December 2023)
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*[[Thomas D. Harvey]], North District (term expires December 2025)
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*[[Robert "Skip" Barton]] South District (term expires December 2023)
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[[Candice McGarry]] became the acting county administrator on [[June 3]], [[2022]] and will become the permanent one on [[August 1]] when [[Steve Carter]] retires. <ref>{{cite web|title=New Nelson County administrator named|url=https://newsadvance.com/community/nelson_county_times/news/new-nelson-county-administrator-named/article_6b17a898-dd66-11ec-be2f-13d3309b8f89.html|author=Justin Faulconer|work=News Article|publisher=Lynchburg News & Advance|location=|publishdate=May 27, 2022|accessdate=June 23, 2022}}</ref>
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====Election history====
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=====2021=====
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In the North District, incumbent [[Thomas D. Harvey]] defeated Democrat [[Mary Cunningham]]. Harvey is an independent.
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In the Central District, incumbent [[Ernie Reed]] defeated Republican [[Pamela Brice]]. Reed is a Democrat.
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Republican [[Jesse Rutherford]] faces no opposition in his bid for re-election to the East District. <ref name="2021-ballot">{{cite web|title=As filing deadline passes, field of candidates for local races takes shape|url=https://newsadvance.com/community/nelson_county_times/news/as-filing-deadline-passes-field-of-candidates-for-local-races-takes-shape/article_723807c8-c7d0-11eb-95f4-876575e6df0d.html|author=Nick Cropper|work=News Article|publisher=Lee Enterprises|location=Lynchburg, VA|publishdate=June 16, 2021|accessdate=June 17, 2021}}</ref>
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In the School Board race, North District incumbent [[Janet Turner-Giles]] is unopposed. Central District representative [[Margaret Clair]] will not run for an additional term. No has filed for that seat and there is no candidate for the East District. <ref name="2021-ballot" />
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=====2019=====
 
[[Robert "Skip" Barton]] defeated incumbent [[Larry D. Saunders]] for the South District seat on the Board of Supervisors.
 
[[Robert "Skip" Barton]] defeated incumbent [[Larry D. Saunders]] for the South District seat on the Board of Supervisors.
 
[[J. David Parr]] won election to the West District.
 
  
 
Sheriff [[David W. Hill]] won re-election to a second term.  
 
Sheriff [[David W. Hill]] won re-election to a second term.  
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Treasurer [[Angie Hicks]] and Commonwealth’s Attorney [[Daniel Lee Rutherford]] won re-election.  
 
Treasurer [[Angie Hicks]] and Commonwealth’s Attorney [[Daniel Lee Rutherford]] won re-election.  
  
[[Pamela C. Campbell]] became Commissioner of Revenue.  
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[[Pamela C. Campbell]] became Commissioner of Revenue.
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===School===
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[[Amanda C. Hester]] will become the superintendent of [[Nelson County]] public schools on [[July 1]], [[2022]]. She is currently assistant superintendent for instruction at [[Louisa County]] public schools]]. <ref name="nelson">{{cite web|title=New Nelson County schools superintendent named|url=https://newsadvance.com/community/nelson_county_times/news/new-nelson-county-schools-superintendent-named/article_af3dcdac-ac71-11ec-9b4b-2783008a7db0.html|author=Emma Martin|work=News Article|publisher=Nelson County Times|location=|publishdate=March 25, 2022|accessdate=}}</ref>
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===Pandemic response===
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The [[Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission]] administered a business grant program for Nelson County funded by the CARES Act. <ref>{{cite web|title=Agenda Packet for October 1, 2020 TJPDC Meeting|url=https://tjpdc.org/media/Combined-Packet-20201001-.pdf|author=|work=Meeting Packet|publisher=Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission|location=|publishdate=|accessdate=September 26, 2020}}</ref>
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The Nelson School Board voted 3-2 on [[October 8]], 2020 to remain in virtual learning through the end of the calendar year. <ref>{{cite web|title=Nelson County Public Schools to remain in virtual format through end of semester|url=https://newsadvance.com/news/local/education/nelson-county-public-schools-to-remain-in-virtual-format-through-end-of-semester/article_6eacdd89-a0b3-5ec9-88c0-660dbcfdbd04.html|author=Nick Cropper|work=News Article|publisher=Lynchburg News and Advance|location=|publishdate=October |accessdate=October 15, 2020}}</ref>
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==References==
 
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==External links==
 
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[http://www.nelsoncounty-va.gov/ Official site]
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*[http://www.nelsoncounty-va.gov/ Official site]
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*[https://www.nelson2042.com/ Nelson 2042 website]  
  
  
 
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Nelson County is located in central Virginia along the eastern edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It has a population of under 15,000 and is governed by a five-member Board of Supervisors. The county began a review of its Comprehensive Plan in the spring of 2022.

Nelson is a member of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District.

Population

The 2010 Census counted 15,020 people, an increase of 4% since 2000. [1] The County seat is Lovingston.

The Weldon Cooper Center estimated the population on July 1, 2021 as 14,820. [2] [3]


Economy

A key industry is tourism, which brought in $217.8 million in revenue in 2019. [4]

Comprehensive Plan

The Nelson County Planning Commission begun an update the Comprehensive Plan in June 2021. [5]

  • December 14, 2021, the Nelson County Board of Supervisors voted to spend $160,000 to hire The Berkley Group to update the county's Comprehensive Plan. [6]
  • May 31, 2022 – The Board of Supervisors and the Planning Commission toured the county during the day before holding a kickoff meeting.


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Government

Board of Supervisors

Candice McGarry became the acting county administrator on June 3, 2022 and will become the permanent one on August 1 when Steve Carter retires. [8]

Election history

2021

In the North District, incumbent Thomas D. Harvey defeated Democrat Mary Cunningham. Harvey is an independent.

In the Central District, incumbent Ernie Reed defeated Republican Pamela Brice. Reed is a Democrat.

Republican Jesse Rutherford faces no opposition in his bid for re-election to the East District. [9]

In the School Board race, North District incumbent Janet Turner-Giles is unopposed. Central District representative Margaret Clair will not run for an additional term. No has filed for that seat and there is no candidate for the East District. [9]

2019

Robert "Skip" Barton defeated incumbent Larry D. Saunders for the South District seat on the Board of Supervisors.

Sheriff David W. Hill won re-election to a second term.

Treasurer Angie Hicks and Commonwealth’s Attorney Daniel Lee Rutherford won re-election.

Pamela C. Campbell became Commissioner of Revenue.

School

Amanda C. Hester will become the superintendent of Nelson County public schools on July 1, 2022. She is currently assistant superintendent for instruction at Louisa County public schools]]. [10]

Pandemic response

The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission administered a business grant program for Nelson County funded by the CARES Act. [11]

The Nelson School Board voted 3-2 on October 8, 2020 to remain in virtual learning through the end of the calendar year. [12]


References

  1. Web. Analyzing area's growth will be key for future planning, Brandon Shulleeta, Daily Progress, Media General, February 5, 2011, retrieved June 23, 2022.
  2. Web. [University of Virginia Weldon Cooper Center, Demographics Research Group. (2020) Virginia Population Estimates], University of Virginia Weldon Cooper Center, Demographics Research Group, retrieved May 31, 2022.
  3. Web. Population growth up 12.8 percent, Sean Tubbs, News Article, Town Crier Productions, January 29, 2022, retrieved May 31, 2022.
  4. Web. Nelson County earned about $217.8 million in tourism revenue in 2019, Michael Caldwell, News Article, CBS19, October 5, 2020, retrieved October 15, 2020.
  5. Web. Nelson comprehensive plan update on county's to-do list, Justin Faulconer, News Article, January 29, 2020, retrieved January 31, 2020.
  6. Web. Consultant chosen for comprehensive plan update, Justin Faulconer, News Article, Lynchburg News and Advance, December 22, 2021, retrieved December 24, 2021.
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  8. Web. New Nelson County administrator named, Justin Faulconer, News Article, Lynchburg News & Advance, May 27, 2022, retrieved June 23, 2022.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Web. As filing deadline passes, field of candidates for local races takes shape, Nick Cropper, News Article, Lee Enterprises, Lynchburg, VA, June 16, 2021, retrieved June 17, 2021.
  10. Web. New Nelson County schools superintendent named, Emma Martin, News Article, Nelson County Times, March 25, 2022
  11. Web. Agenda Packet for October 1, 2020 TJPDC Meeting, Meeting Packet, Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission, retrieved September 26, 2020.
  12. Web. Nelson County Public Schools to remain in virtual format through end of semester, Nick Cropper, News Article, Lynchburg News and Advance, October, retrieved October 15, 2020.

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