Pulaski County Board of Supervisors member retiring due to health reasons

New River Valley News

PULASKI COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — During Monday’s meeting of the Pulaski County Board of Supervisors, officials announced that a member of the board plans to retire.

According to Pulaski County Public Schools, Charles Bopp will be retiring from the Pulaski County Board of Supervisors because of personal health reasons. However, there is no word on when his retirement will go into effect.

The official Pulaski County website says that Bopp is vice chair of the Board of Supervisors and has represented the Robinson District since 2008.

He has lived his entire life in Pulaski County, graduating from Pulaski High School in 1971. Along with his son, he operates a Pulaski County beef cattle farm which has been in the Bopp family since 1898. He is a recently retired employee of Coltrane Welding in Pulaski. He has served as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Supervisors; Chairman of the Social Services Board; and is a board member of Pulaski Encouraging Progress, Pulaski Adult Day Care Services, Fairview Home, New River Valley Regional Commission, Free Clinic of Pulaski County and the Raymond F. Ratcliffe Memorial Transportation Museum. He is Chairman of the museum’s Brick Garden Committee and a member of the Finance Committee. He enjoys restoring Mack trucks and exhibiting them in antique truck shows throughout Virginia and neighboring states. Bopp has three grandchildren who attend Pulaski County schools.

Biography on the Pulaski County website for Charles R. Bopp, Vice Chair and Robinson District representative for the Pulaski County Board of Supervisors

The school district showed their appreciation on Facebook on Tuesday, Dec. 21 for Bopp’s many years of service to the Pulaski County community.

“Pulaski County’s Robinson District was well served by Mr. Bopp for the many years of his tenure on the Board of Supervisors,” said Dr. Paige Cash, Robinson District Representative for the Pulaski County School Board. “He is a dedicated public servant and family man. Please join Pulaski County Public Schools as we wish him well.”

Pulaski County posted a statement on their website on Tuesday about seeking applications for Robinson District supervisor.

Interested candidates need to live within the Robinson District and fill out the application form, which can be submitted with a resume and supporting documentation to Cheryl Farris, administration office manager, at cfarris@pulaskicounty.org.

Applicants may also return the application and supporting documentation by mail or in person at the following address:

Cheryl Farris, Administration Office Manager, Pulaski County
143 Third Street N.W.
Suite 1
Pulaski, VA 24301

Officials say that all applications must be received in the office by 5 p.m. on Jan. 3, 2022.

If you have any questions about the application process, contact Pulaski County Administrator Jonathan D. Sweet by emailing jsweet@pulaskicounty.org or calling 540-980-7705.

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