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Augusta County Board of Supervisors opens process to fill vacant South River seat

Chris Graham
Augusta County
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The Augusta County Board of Supervisors needs to full the vacancy on the board created by the resignation of South River Supervisor Steve Morelli earlier this week.

Applications from those interested in being considered for the interim appointment are being accepted through 5 p.m. on Friday, April 14, the county announced today.

All applicants must meet the following requirements to hold office:

  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must be a registered voter.
  • Must reside in the South River district.

How to apply

South River residents who are interested in this appointment are encouraged to apply. The district map used to determine South River residency will be the pre-redistricting map from 2020 and can be seen here.

Mail or email a cover letter and resume to:

County Administrator’s Office
18 Government Center Lane
Verona, VA 24482
[email protected]

All application materials received will be made public.

Interviews with finalists will be April 19 in the boardroom at the Augusta County Government Center.

The interviews will be conducted as an open meeting and will be livestreamed.


  • March 24, 2023: Public notification of interim position application.
  • April 14, 2023 at 5 p.m.:  Deadline to receive applications
  • April 19: Interviews of final candidates plan to be conducted.
  • 7:  The General Election will elect members to the Board of Supervisors for the North River, Riverheads, South River, and Wayne districts. The elected supervisors will begin their responsibilities on January 1, 2024. The 2023 District map will determine residency.

Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Chris Graham is the editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1994 alum of the University of Virginia, Chris has won 17 Virginia Press Association awards for his work as an investigative reporter, feature writer and columnist. Chris is the author and co-author of seven books, including Poverty of Imagination and Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, both published in 2019, and The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, published in 2018. For his commentaries on news, sports and politics, go to my YouTube page, Want to reach Chris? Try [email protected].