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. Being a local business owner, I understand time is money and will work to improve the re-zoning process and Powhatan’s reputation as a business-friendly community. We can have a strong economic base with proper planning for businesses in focused growth areas.
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 and operate with an open functional dialog to better serve the citizens.
With mounting pressure to place businesses, projects, and other development in highly sensitive environmental areas, I will continue to fight to protect our rivers and streams, wetlands, watersheds, and other environmentally vulnerable areas. As an avid outdoorswoman, I understand the importance of placing a priority on preserving and bettering our environment. My mantra is “leave it better than you found it”.
Having a quality school system is fundamental to any community. Powhatan currently has excellent public schools as I can attest with two of my children attending both Pocahontas Elementary and Powhatan High School. I will work with the school board on maintaining the quality education that our citizens have come to value and expect.
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.
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.
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.”
Bill Cox, Planning Commissioner / Farmer
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