Cecil R. "Rhu" Harris Jr. is Hanover's County
Administrator, appointed by the Board of Supervisors on Nov. 10, 2004. Rhu
Harris had been Interim County Administrator since May 28, 2004. He has been
with Hanover County since 1984, when he was hired as Assistant Director of
Finance. Rhu Harris became Finance Director in 1987. He served as Acting
Assistant County Administrator from 1990 to 1991, when he was appointed
Director of Finance and Administration. He became Assistant County
Administrator for Finance and Administration in 1994 and was appointed Deputy
County Administrator in 1998.
Hanover's County Administrator is responsible for implementing the
policies and procedures established by the Board of Supervisors. The County
Administrator is the chief executive of the County government. Rhu Harris also
directly supervises the departments of Human Resources and Economic
Frank W. Harksen Jr., Deputy County Administrator,
supervises the Building Inspectors Office, Parks & Recreation, Planning, Public Works and Public
Utilities. He is also the office's liason to the Pamunkey Regional Library, the Hanover-Caroline Soil and Water Conservation District and the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service.
James P. Taylor, Deputy County Administrator,
supervises Community Corrections and Pretrial Services, Community
Resources, Community Services Board, Emergency
Communications , Fire and EMS and Social Services, and is the liaison to Juvenile Court Services and the Health
John A. Budesky, Deputy County Administrator,
supervises the Assessor's Office, Finance and Management Services, General Services, Information Technology, Internal Audit and the Public Information Officer. He also is the office’s liaison to several
Constitutional Officers, including the Treasurer, Commissioner of the Revenue, Clerk of the Circuit Court, and Commonwealth's Attorney.