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Farmville Town Council Members

David E. Whitus, Mayor

David Whitus

803 Creekwood Trail
Farmville, VA 23901
434-392-4168
[email protected]

Term expires: 6/30/22

Meet David Whitus

David Whitus was first elected to Farmville Town Council in July 1998; his first term as mayor began in July 2014. Whitus graduated from Longwood College in 1983 with a B.A. degree in Business Administration with concentration in Management and Finance.

Chief among the mayor’s duties is serving as CEO of the town. The mayor presides at council meetings and is an ex officio member of all committees. The mayor also makes appointments to all council committees.

Whitus, who has always been interested in government, sees serving as mayor as a civic duty. He is a member of the Farmville Chamber of Commerce and was recently named an honorary member of the Farmville Lions Club.

During his tenure as mayor, Whitus has been instrumental in building relationships with Longwood University, which he regards as “the engine that drives our town.” Future goals include a renewed focus on county-town relations.

Whitus is the first Longwood graduate to serve as mayor. Whitus currently serves as director of administration, marketing and development for The Woodland. He enjoys reading and travel in his spare time and resides in Farmville with his wife Wanda.

A.D. “Chuckie” Reid, Vice Mayor

Chuckie Reid

700 Hill Street
Farmville, VA 23901
[email protected]
434-392-5974

Term expires: 6/30/22

Meet Chuckie Reid

A. D. “Chuckie” Reid’s first term with town council began in 1986; he has served as vice mayor since 2008. Reid attended Southside Virginia Community College and served four years in the United States Air Force.

Reid chairs the Personnel Committee and serves on the Town Property/Building Committee. He is also the Town representative on the Moton Museum Board. As vice mayor Reid assumes the duties of the mayor in his absence or unavailability.

A member of “the lost generation” affected by the 1959-64 Prince Edward County school closing, Reid returned to Farmville after completing his military service. His decision to run for town council was inspired by the late Rev. L. Francis Griffin who believed “working with people is a great thing.” Reid is a member of the Royal Supremes and the Community Helpers of Prince Edward and serves as vice president of the Moton Museum Board.

Reid currently works for the U.S. Postal Service in Farmville and his hobbies include reading and music, and he resides in Farmville with his wife Frances.

Greg Cole

Greg Cole

Ward A
1003 Fayette Street
Farmville, VA 23901
[email protected]
434-392-6641

Term expires: 6/30/22

Meet Greg Cole

Greg Cole, elected to town council in 2014, holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration and a Master’s in Healthcare Administration.

Cole chairs the Parks and Recreation Committee and serves on the Finance and Ordinance and Personnel committees.

Cole, who has been in Farmville 21 years, decided to run for town council to give something back to “a town that has been really good to me and my family.”

Other civic activities for Cole include membership in the Farmville Rotary Club and the Farmville Lions Club; currently he is club president.

Town finances have been a major focus for Cole since being elected to town council. The Finance and Ordinance Committee looks at ways to save the taxpayers money with planned rather than reactionary spending. As a result the town is more cash fluid and has reduced its debt. Cole is pleased to assist town residents who contact him with issues and problems. He noted that generally a call to the town office is all that is needed to resolve an issue.

Cole currently serves as president and CEO of The Woodland. He enjoys golf and lives in Farmville with his wife Roberta. The Coles have two children.

J. J. “Jamie” Davis

Jamie Davis

Ward E
510 Park Avenue
Farmville, VA 23901
[email protected]
434-390-4119

Term expiration: 6/30/20

Meet Jamie Davis

J. J. “Jamie“ Davis, a native of Cumberland, was elected to town council in July 2012. Davis moved to Farmville and opened a flooring business in 1999.

Davis currently chairs the Finance and Ordinance Committee and is a member of the Infrastructure and Public Safety committees.

Davis sees serving on town council as a way to help the community continue positive growth. As chair of the Finance Committee Davis works with the town manager to prepare the budget with an eye toward reducing town debt, an ongoing process in which the council is making significant progress.

Davis is a member of the Farmville Chamber of Commerce and serves on the board of the Prince Edward-Farmville Youth Association (PEFYA). He is also a PEFYA coach.

Davis is the owner of Custom Floors. When not on the job, he enjoys spending time with his wife Ginger and their children Worth and Ryder.

Daniel E. Dwyer

DanDwyer

At-large
514 Fourth Avenue
Farmville, VA 23901
[email protected]
434-390-6614

Term expires: 6/30/20

Meet Daniel Dwyer

Daniel E, Dwyer began his first term on town council in July 2014. He is a graduate of James Madison University with a B.S. in Economics.

Dwyer currently chairs the Town Property/Building Committee and also serves on the Infrastructure and Parks and Recreation committees.

Dwyer is an active member of the Farmville Rotary Club. He sees serving on town council as an opportunity to do more for the town.

Dwyer is the Special Projects Administrator at Centra Southside Community Hospital. He enjoys fitness and exercise in his spare time, and resides in Farmville with his wife Cathy. The Dwyers have one son, Jake.

Donald L. Hunter

Donald Hunter

Ward D
511 Longwood Avenue
Farmville, VA 23901
[email protected]
434-392-6053

Term expires: 6/30/20

Meet Donald Hunter

Donald L. Hunter has served on the town council since July 2004. Born in New York, Hunter came to Farmville in 1984. He received his Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from of Kaplan University.

Hunter currently chairs the Public Safety Committee and serves on the Finance and Ordinance, Personnel and Parks and Recreation committees.

Hunter helped organize the town’s recreation department. Hunter believes local youth need structured activities in order to grow into well-rounded individuals. The Farmville Recreation Department now offers summer day camps, fitness and movement programs and martial arts classes. Hunter’s experience in law enforcement provides professional insight on public safety issues. To be more accessible to residents in Ward D, he holds regular town hall meetings.

Hunter is president of the Farmville Volunteer Fire Department and is a member of Piedmont Community Supporters and Smoove Rydaz Motorcycle Club.

Thomas M. Pairet

Tommy Pairet

At-large
309 Ford Street
Farmville, VA 23901
[email protected]
434-392-8020

Term expires: 6/30/22

Meet Thomas Pairet

Thomas Pairet was first elected to town council in July 2010. He attended Louisburg College in North Carolina before returning to the third-generation family business opened by his grandfather on Main Street in 1945.

Pairet currently chairs the Infrastructure Committee and serves on the Public Safety Committee.

Building town and county connections has been a major focus for Pairet, who has been pleased to see improvements during his tenure on council. Pairet’s work with the Public Safety Committee includes improved lighting and safety for Longwood students who walk to Lancer Park housing. Crosswalks installed at student crossings are another safety improvement he believes has benefitted the town.

Although obligations of running a family business prevent Pairet from participating in civic clubs or organizations, he remains a strong supporter of the Town of Farmville. He believes serving on town council or in other capacities is vital for the town and hopes other citizens will be inspired to do likewise.

Pairet operates Pairet’s Inc. on Main Street that specializes in custom screen printing. He and his wife Penny have two children, Samantha and Thomas.

Brian Vincent

 

Ward B
804 High Street
Farmville, VA 23901
[email protected]
304-640-1017

Term expires: 6/30/22

Meet Brian Vincent

Brian Vincent was elected to Farmville Town Council in May of 2018 and began serving his first four-year term on July 1, 2018.  Vincent is a graduate of Concord University in Athens, WV with a B.A. in Geography; Concentration in Computer Cartography and GIS with a Minor in English.

Mr. Vincent is a graduate of Leadership Farmville, a member of the Farmville Chamber of Commerce, and serves on the Board for the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

Vincent volunteers with Heroes On the Water, an organization dedicated to helping veterans rehabilitate and reintegrate through kayak fishing and the outdoors. He volunteers with the James River Association. Brian also coaches youth soccer with PEFYA in the spring.

Brian is happily married to Farmville native Harriet, and father to two young daughters. They’ve lived in Ward B since 2012. In his free time Vincent enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his family, and being involved in the community. He believes Farmville is a unique treasure in Southside Virginia.

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