My Priorities for Powhatan County

Learn about Karin’s position on six key topics that will shape the future of Powhatan County.   

Limited Targeted Residential Growth

I will continue to plan for residential growth in appropriate areas and work to reduce the impact on our schools, roads, and community services. It is imperative that we plan appropriately for residential growth – minimizing sprawl and maintaining the rural character we all value. 

Economic Development

Currently Powhatan has one of the highest tax rates in the region with an imbalance of 92% being funded by the citizens and only 8% being funded by local businesses. We need to change that and having a strong realistic economic development plan is critical.  Read More

Transparent Cohesive Leadership

Open collaborative communication with my colleagues and citizens is something I have prided myself on as a Planning Commissioner and will continue to do so as a Board member. Powhatan County’s leadership needs to move in a more positive productive direction.  Read More

Our Schools

Having a quality school system is fundamental to any prosperous community. Powhatan currently has excellent public schools and I will work with the school board on maintaining the quality education that our County’s citizens have come to value and expect.  Read More

Our Environment

With mounting pressure to place businesses, projects, and other development in highly sensitive environmental areas in Powhatan, I will continue to fight to protect our rivers and streams, wetlands, watersheds, and other environmentally vulnerable areas.  Read More

Parks and Recreation

Healthy thriving communities should have strong Parks and Recreation departments. I believe Powhatan can offer more programs and communal opportunities for all, but especially our seniors and children.  Read More


Needs to be a top priority for the Board of Supervisors for the success of our businesses, children and all citizens. We need to have a strategic, aggressive plan for all future infrastructure and development.  Read More

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