At its organizational meeting on Tuesday, January 6, 2015, the Warren County Board of Supervisors elected Richard Traczyk as Chairman and Linda P. Glavis as Vice-Chairman for 2015. Traczyk, who has served on the Board since January 1, 2004, previously served as Chairman in 2006 and 2007. Traczyk, Supervisor for the Shenandoah District, was born and raised in Fairfield, Connecticut where he lived for 27 years. After graduating college, Mr. Traczyk worked for the E.I. DuPont Co. in Fairfield. With his wife and sons, he was transferred to Front Royal to assist with the plant start up in 1980. Mr. Traczyk has always been active in the community, having been a Coach and President of the Front Royal Babe Ruth League for eight years, served on the Warren County Planning Commission for seven and a half years, and served on the County Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee. He is a former member of the Rotary Club of Front Royal, worked as an advisor to the Warren County Workshop, and served on the School Endowment Committee for a number of years, to name a few.
In 2000, Mr. Traczyk retired from the DuPont management team after 37 years of service and decided to run for a public office. He was elected to the Warren County Board of Supervisors and is currently serving his third term. He also serves on a number of boards and commissions related to the Supervisor responsibilities.
In accepting the Board’s nomination Traczyk stated, “For me, this will complete 20 years of public service and 12 years as a member of the Board. It has been an interesting and fun ride. This Board and I have worked hard to improve dining and shopping opportunities; we have built new schools and created job opportunities. We also built a new library, new soccer fields, a new public safety building, a new baseball stadium, a new skate park, improved the road system in the Shenandoah Farms, and the list goes on and on. Warren County has come a long way in past 12 years and I couldn't be prouder! This year, as in others, will have its challenges, accomplishments and disappointments. The Board will work for a new middle school, continue to develop Rockland Park, hopefully replace Morgan Ford Bridge, and continue to partner with the EDA exploring new job and business opportunities, just to name a few. I am certain 2015 will be a great year for Warren County as it continues to be the envy of surrounding communities.”
Glavis, Supervisor for the South River District, was appointed Vice-Chairman for the second consecutive year. She born and raised in Warren County, and has resided in the South River District for the majority of her life. She received her BS in Business Administration from Marywood College in Scranton, PA and took graduate level courses at National Judicial College in Reno, NV. Mrs. Glavis, who retired in 1996, worked a combined twenty years with the U.S. Department of Agriculture as the Director of the Warren and Rappahannock County offices (now known as Farm Service Agency), and an additional six years with the USDA in Washington, D.C. as a Hearing Officer, Review Officer, and Branch Chief of the National Appeals Division.
Now that she is retired, Mrs. Glavis enjoys arts and crafts, painting, woodworking, and picture-framing. She resides with her husband, George, who works at the State Department in Washington, DC and is a firm believer that there is no better place to live than Warren County. Glavis stated, “I want to thank my fellow Supervisors Tony Carter, Archie Fox, Dan Murray, and Richard Traczyk for electing me to again serve as Vice-Chair for 2015 on our Warren County Board. It has been my pleasure to serve beside former Chairmen Dan Murray and Archie Fox, and I look forward to this year alongside Chairman Traczyk.”