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Ashcraft resigns as county administrator

Press release:

Ashcraft Resigns to Accept

Post at Prince George County

Caroline County Administrator Percy C. Ashcraft has resigned to accept a similar position at Prince George County, VA.

Percy Ashcraft

Ashcraft, 53, has been the chief administrative officer in Caroline since October 12, 1999.  His resignation is effective March 12.

Ashcraft notified Caroline Chairman Floyd Thomas, other members of the Board and County staff Monday afternoon of his decision.

“I would like to thank the members of the Board of Supervisors – both past and present – for the privilege to have served as County Administrator,” commented Ashcraft in his resignation letter to Chairman Thomas.  “The kindness and professional courtesies extended to me and my family have been received with much gratitude and appreciation.”

Ashcraft came to Caroline County from his hometown of Clarksburg, West Virginia, where he served as City Manager.  His 11-year tenure in Caroline County is the longest among administrators in the greater Fredericksburg area and one of the longest in Planning District 16.

Ashcraft received a bachelor’s degree from Salem College, WV, where he has a double major in communications and political science and a minor in public administration.

Prior to his governmental management career, Ashcraft served 12 years in the West Virginia House of Delegates before retiring in 1994.

Ashcraft and his wife, the former Cynthia Denise Sly, have three children – Emily, 17; Reeve 13; and Molly 8.  The family currently resides in Ladysmith Village.

“I extend my full cooperation in the transition to follow,” Ashcraft added in his letter.

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