Note to readers: This is one in a series of question and answer articles about local candidates running for office. The Northern Virginia Daily asked candidates to answer three questions. Unedited responses are below.
Shenandoah County Commissioner of the Revenue Kathy Black is running unopposed for a seventh term in the constitutional office.
What improvements would you make to the office?
Over the past 20 years I have endeavored to utilize technology to keep up with the additional duties that have been placed on the Commissioner's office without adding staff. I will continue to utilize technology to assist with this. I will strive to foster positive working relationships with the Towns. This promotes a more accurate work product when the avenues of communication are open. Not only do I want the citizens of the county to be treated fair and equitably but would like to see my staff have parity with other county employees.
What should the county and state do to help the office improve?
I have a positive working relationship with County Administration, the Board of Supervisors and our State wide elected officials. In the past funding has been a bit of a problem. However open communication and dialogue are key to working toward office improvements.
Why do you feel you should serve as commissioner of revenue?
I love Shenandoah County. I enjoy serving the citizens of the County. I have the experience to maintain the office and to continue making improvements within the office to better serve the citizens of Shenandoah County