(Bland County, Virginia) At the July 25, 2023, meeting of the Bland County Board of Supervisors, Mr. John “Johnny” Goins announced his retirement as of August 1, 2023. He stated, “I would like to thank the citizens of Bland County for their trust in me for the past 15 1/2 years. It’s been an honor and privilege to serve Bland County as Treasurer. I want to thank the staff that I have had over the years. I could not have done the job without their support. Lastly, I would like to thank the various members of the Board of Supervisors and County Administrators and staff that have so graciously assisted me in performing the functions of Treasurer these past 15 1/2 years.”
Mr. Goins announcement was met with a round of thanks from current Board Members. “As vice-chair of the Board of Supervisors, I want to formally thank Mr. Goins for his years of dedication and service to the citizens of Bland County,” stated Steve Kelley. Mr. Kelley continued, “Johnny has led the Treasurer's office with integrity and diligence for many years. Moreso, he’s been a friend to Bland County.”
"I have always had a great deal of respect for Mr. Goins and the position that he holds," stated Supervisor Randy Johnson. He continued, “the role of Treasurer is an important position that not only oversees the day-to-day operations of the office, but also ensures the collection of funds necessary to continue providing public services.”
Johnny Goins began his service to Bland County in 2008. For the past 15 years he has served the citizens and the community with respect and professionalism. He was most recently honored with the 2023 Treasurer’s Association of Virginia Community Service Award.
Known as a community leader, Johnny has spent his life serving others. He is a member of countless organizations including the Bland County Historical Society, Festival of Leaves, and the Beautification Committee to name a few.
Board of Supervisors member Keith Costello states, “I would like to thank Johnny for over 15 years of service, as the Treasurer of Bland County. His dedication and hard work to keep the office running smoothly over the years will be missed. It has been a pleasure to have had Johnny as Bland County's Treasurer.”
Looking to the future, the Treasurer’s Office will remain fully functioning. Mr. Goins commented, “Mr. Adam Kidd will assume the position of Interim Treasurer until the November election. I am positive that he will serve the citizens of Bland County with the utmost respect and dignity. He has proven himself as a member of the Board of Supervisors to be honest, courteous, and sincere. I ask the citizens of Bland County to give him the same respect and support that you have shown me.”
Currently working in the Treasurer’s Office, Mr. Adam Kidd responded to this announcement, “First, I would like to thank Mr. Goins for his service and dedication to the people of Bland County. He served the people with great integrity and will be missed as he begins his retirement. Second, I want to express how honored I am that Mr. Goins chose me to serve the remainder of his term as interim Treasurer. I promise Mr. Goins, and the people of Bland County, that I will bring the same level of commitment and dedication to the office as Mr. Goins has over the past 15 ½ years.”
The Bland County Board of Supervisors wishes to thank the community for their support of the Treasurer's Office during this time of transition. The office has been closed for several days to perform a state required audit. For convenience, citizens may still make in person payments by utilizing the drop boxes located at the Treasurer's Office and at the rear entrance to the courthouse. Full Treasurer’s office hours and services will resume no later than August 16, 2023.