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.
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
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
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
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Endorsements from the Community
Hear from several Powhatan citizens about why they trust Karin for the Board of Supervisors.
“I have had the distinct privilege of serving with Karin as a Planning Commissioner for nearly eight years and I must say that her dedication and outstanding leadership is unparalleled! She has unanimously been chosen by her fellow Commissioner’s to serve as their chair year after year and she has graciously accepted to do so. She cares deeply about doing the best she can for the citizens of Powhatan and I can say without hesitation that her sense of fairness and objective decision making has served Powhatan well!”
David Van Gelder, Colleague from the Powhatan Planning Commission
“I’ve known Karin Carmack for several years as a planning commissioner and as a friend. Her character, convictions, and communications skills make her an excellent choice to foster collaboration and cooperation within the Board of Supervisors. Karin is a champion for improving Powhatan’s quality of life and a promoter of its economic potential.”
Sidney Gunst, Powhatan Citizen
“I have served on the Boards of several non-profit organizations where she has shown she is honest, straight-forward and character driven. She has always demonstrated her love for the County of Powhatan and I think she would be a great asset to the Board of Supervisors. I fully support Karin in her goal to reach this achievement”
Bobby Fulcher, Powhatan Citizen
“We need someone to represent our district that believes in the Comprehensive plan and that wants to preserve the rural integrity of our county. Mrs. Carmack is that person. Please join me in supporting her bid for District 5 county supervisor.”
Terry Adcock, Powhatan Citizen
“Over the past 7 years on the Planning Commission I have worked closely with Karin Carmack – she was the Chair over that period. I have seen, up close, her dedication to sensible solutions for our County’s problems and future, her ability to foster open and productive discussions during our meetings, and most important, make sure that the Planning Commission brought the discussion to a conclusion. The County is better off as a result of her leadership and she will make an excellent Supervisor.”