Henrico board appoints Hinson as interim supervisor for Brookland

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The Henrico County Board of Supervisors tonight voted to appoint Harvey L. Hinson, a retired deputy county manager for Henrico, to serve as interim supervisor for the Brookland District, following the June 30 resignation of Courtney D. Lynch.

Hinson will serve until Brookland voters elect a supervisor to serve the remainder of a four-year term ending Dec. 31, 2019. The Board of Supervisors also voted tonight to request that a special election for the Brookland supervisor seat be included on the Nov. 6 ballot.

Hinson served as Henrico’s deputy county manager for community development from 1992 until his retirement in 2007. He previously served as interim supervisor for Brookland from February to November 2017 — the period between the death of longtime representative Richard W. Glover and Lynch’s election in a special election.

Hinson began his career in Henrico in 1961 as a part-time engineer’s aide and later served as the assistant director of the Department of Planning. He holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and has represented Henrico on the Richmond Metropolitan Transportation Authority since 2014 and the Capital Region Airport Commission since January.

Hinson and his wife, Brenda, have six adult children. He is a U.S. Army veteran, a charter member of the Henrico North Rotary Club and a 2001 inductee in the Central Virginia American Softball Association Hall of Fame. He also is a wildlife and landscape painter and a supporter of Needle’s Eye Ministries Inc.

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