Supervisor Ralph M. Buona (R-Ashburn) has signed on for another year as vice chairman of the Loudoun County board.
County Chairwoman Phyllis J. Randall (D-At Large) nominated the second-term supervisor for the post on Tuesday. She said Buona was “generous and very kind” during their first year working together and that he helped make the board more successful. She also noted with a smile that, in contrast to Buona’s sometimes gruff public disposition, he shows a strong sense of humor behind the scenes, sometimes inappropriately so.
Buona, who was chairman of the finance committee during the previous board’s term, said it had been a very productive and pleasant first year with the new board.
“I really appreciate your vote of confidence. I won’t let you down,” Buona said.
During its organizational meeting, the board also voted to keep its current committee structure in place, with Supervisor Mathew F. Letourneau (R-Dulles) chairing the Finance, Government Services and Economic Development Committee; Supervisor Suzanne Volpe (R-Algonkian) leading the Transportation/Land Use Committee; and Supervisor Geary Higgins (R-Catoctin) co-chairing the Joint Board of Supervisors/School Board Committee.