County Administrator to retire
Hanover County Administrator Cecil R, “Rhu” Harris Jr. announced his retirement, effective May 15, to the Board of Supervisors last night. Rhu Harris has worked for Hanover County for 35 years and has been County Administrator since 2004. “It has been a blessing to have the opportunity and privilege to work with so many outstanding members of the Board of Supervisors, county staff and citizens,” Harris said. “Hanoverians have much to be proud of and I appreciate being a small part of this outstanding team. I truly appreciate the opportunities given me while working here and the incredible friendships I have made over my career. Thank you again for your faith and trust in me.” Harris said he hoped the six months’ notice will give the Board sufficient time to go through whatever process they deem appropriate to find his replacement. It will also enable him to help orient new Board members, prepare a budget for the upcoming fiscal year and offer draft priorities for the Board’s consideration before his departure.