The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce awarded Montgomery County Board of Supervisors Chair Sherri Blevins the 2023 Distinguished Government Leader of the Year award at the annual dinner on Dec. 7. The criteria for the award included an individual’s ability to demonstrate and model professional excellence; promote the community; and develop and mentor others.
“I’m humbled and honored to be recognized by the Chamber with this award,” said Blevins. “It has truly been my greatest honor to serve the citizens and businesses of Montgomery County and work alongside the dedicated and amazing staff of Montgomery County.”
Sherri Blevins was elected to the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors to represent District B in 2019. She has served as Board Chair for two consecutive years, 2022 and 2023. In 2013, Blevins was one of the parents who advocated the Virginia Department of Transportation park-and-ride lot in Christiansburg, which was previously across the street from Falling Branch Elementary School, be relocated out of safety concerns for the elementary school students. Due to her dedication and leadership, a new location for the park-and-ride was approved in 2014. By 2017, it was relocated to a new permanent home.
In addition to the Board of Supervisors, Blevins serves on the Montgomery County Public Service Authority; Road Viewers Board; AFD Advisory Board; County/School Liaison Committee; Economic Development Commission; Fairview District Home Board of Directors; Library Board; NRV Passenger Rail Station Authority; and Social Services Board.
During her tenure on the Board of Supervisors, she supported several initiatives to include the renovation of numerous school facilities; several measures related to law enforcement and public safety; and many services and activities related to the health and well-being of citizens throughout Montgomery County.
Submitted by Montgomery County