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Back of the Dragon

Posted on Jul 22, 2013

Back of the Dragon

Tourism is important to our county economy and the Back of the Dragon event is one of the many events Mike has had the privilege of supporting while in office.  For anyone that might have missed it, the inaugural event was held June 1st to promote the unmatched beauty and riding enjoyment provided by VA Route 16, the two lane ribbon over the three mountains between Tazewell and Marion, Virginia. The weekend event attracted thousands of riders and spectators to the area boosting profits at many local hotels and restaurants.

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A Top Managed SWVA County

Posted on Jul 22, 2013

A Top Managed SWVA County

 

Since Mike first took office, the outside auditing firm for Tazewell County has reported it is one of the best managed counties in Southwest Virginia.  This is why our county had $2.8 million in surplus funding during 2013.

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Youth Activities

Posted on Jul 22, 2013

Youth Activities

Youth activities build stronger communities.  That is why Mike has worked for, and supported, all little league programs since he first took office in 2006. He and his wife have spent many hours at little league activities, and their time is coming again with their grandson’s participation starting last spring.

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Fire and Rescue

Posted on Jul 22, 2013

Fire and Rescue

Public safety and the Tazewell County fire and rescue programs  are another focus of Mike’s efforts.  In his recent supervisor term he helped acquire a new tanker truck for the Clear Fork Volunteer Fire Department using county funds.

 

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Hymes Supports 4-H Program

Posted on Jul 10, 2013

Hymes Supports 4-H Program

The 4-H program prepares young people to step up to the challenges in their community and the world. Using research-based programming around positive youth development, 4-H youth get the hands-on real world experience they need to become leaders.  Mike supports the program to help the children of Tazewell county reach their full potential.

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