Warren County receives award

Beau Blevins, right, presents the Virginia Association of Counties Achievement Award to Beth Reavis, left, chairman of the Youth Advisory Board and director of the Warren County Department of Social Services, and Linda Glavis, chairman of the Warren County Board of Supervisors. Courtesy photo

Beau Blevins, director of Intergovernmental Affairs for the Virginia Association of Counties, presented Warren County with its first 2016 Achievement Award for the county’s development of its Youth Advisory Board, during a  Board of Supervisors meeting in August.

The award recognizes the county’s structured approach to developing and evaluating youth services in its community.

The Warren County Youth Advisory Board, formed in 2014, includes 13 representatives of the court system, law enforcement, schools, mental health, parks and recreation, the medical community and parents. Committees were formed on how better to serve families in crisis and determine interests of middle and high school students to participating in after-school activities along with transportation needs. The group’s goal is to submit recommendations by 2018 to local government and community partners on the design and development of future recreational activities in the county.