Bland County officials announce that Eric Workman will step down as County Administrator in spring of 2023.
“On behalf of the Board of Supervisors, we appreciate Dr. Workman for all that he and his team have done for the betterment of Bland County, and we wish him the best in his future endeavors” stated Randy Johnson, chair of the Board of Supervisors.
"I have known Dr. Workman for fifteen years. First, as my high school principal and for the past twelve years as our county administrator. He has served the people of this county with integrity, dignity, and unwavering commitment. The efforts he and his team have made over the past twelve years have not only brought about great progress, but also set us on a trajectory for future growth and prosperity. I have never known an individual with as much passion for public service to the people of Bland County as Dr. Workman. I wish him and his family the absolute best in their future endeavors." Adam Kidd, Vice Chair.
Workman started as county administrator in September of 2010. He recently completed his twelfth year as administrator in Bland County, the longest tenure of any previous administrator. “It has been an honor to serve in the role of county administrator for the past twelve years and as high school principal with Bland County Public Schools for the three years prior to joining the team at the County of Bland,” stated Workman. “Bland County is not only a fantastic community, but also a community full of magnificent people. It is the type of community that all communities should try to model themselves after. I have been blessed to work with a great staff, dedicated elected officials, and fantastic people throughout the region and state during my tenure. Words cannot express how grateful I am to them all, especially the people of Bland County.”
No additional comments were made regarding Workman’s future, but the Bland County Board of Supervisors intend to start working on the advertisement of the position this fall, with hopes of having a new administrator announced by the time of Workman’s departure, which is expected in May 2023.