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Residents ask for Brabo to be appointed to key regional boards

Three residents asked the King George Board of Supervisors last night to make Supervisor Ruby Brabo the county’s representative on several key regional boards in 2013.

Resident Warren Veazey read two statements, also signed by Sylvia Hudson and Paula Van Alstine. In them, he asked that Brabo be appointed to the George Washington Regional Commission and the COMREL executive committee, a community-relations group with Naval Support Facility Dahlgren.

Veazey cited Brabo’s outreach efforts with the public and how she’s devoted her energy to establishing relationships with base officials. Hudson, in a separate statement, said it made sense for Brabo to be on the military board because the base is in her district.

“She has proven that her full attention is given to the county’s business,” Veazey wrote.

Currently, Supervisors Dale Sisson Jr. and Joe Grzeika represent King George on the George Washington commission, and Grzeika is on the COMREL board. Sisson also works on the base and Grzeika is a consultant there.

Grzeika didn’t attend Tuesday’s meeting, but Sisson reminded residents they are represented by two people on the board: their district supervisor and the at-large one, which is Sisson.

Veazey also complained that residents, like himself, weren’t eligible for energy grants because King George was opted out of a rebate program offered through the regional commission.

Sisson said those comments were taken out of context, that there was more to the issue than was reported in a Free Lance–Star story in September.