State of the County

County Administrator John A. Budesky and Economic Development Director Brandon S. Turner shared their State of the County address with Hanover business leaders on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023. The presentation highlighted our progress and accomplishments over the past year.

The presentation slides can be found here.

Welcome to Hanover

The presentation kicked off with a recap of 2023, highlighting the year's celebrations and accomplishments. 

We Are Hanover

Budesky themed this year's presentation "Better Together" and a large part of that equation is Team Hanover - our employees.

Investments in Our Community

It was a banner year for investments in infrastructure and programs. Here's a look at the County's commitment to our community.

State of Our Schools

We are proud of our students, teachers and faculty at Hanover County Public Schools for going above and beyond! Watch Superintendent Michael Gill recap their successful year in and out of the classroom. 

Economic Development - Growth

One of Economic Development's top priorities is creating new jobs for our community. Their partnership with Performance Food Group has connected many residents with jobs at the Ashland facility. 

Economic Development - Collaboration

Economic Development thrives on its collaboration with community partners. Watch here to learn about their successful relationship with Dominion Energy Innovation Center, Downtown Ashland Association and the Hanover Chamber of Commerce. 

Economic Development - Agriculture

Esther Manor Farm was established in 2020 to help respond to the food shortage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch here to see how Economic Development has worked to connect us with nature through the farm.