Seal of the Governor
For Immediate Release: February 19, 2021
Contacts: Office of the Governor: Alenaa Yarmosky,

Governor Northam Announces Administration Appointments

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam announced additional appointments to his Administration today.

Secretariat of the Commonwealth
Board Appointments

Sheep Industry Board

  • Amanda (Mandy) Fletcher* of Abingdon, Co-Owner and Operator, Beyond Blessed Farm
  • James A. Mumaw* of Linville, Financial Advisor, Journey Financial Group
  • C. McCheyne (Mac) Swortzel* of Greenville, Member, Suffangus Farm LLC
  • J. Alvin Thomas, Jr.* of Buckingham County, Sheep and Cattle Producer and Retired Extension Agent

Virginia Water Resources Research Center Statewide Advisory Board

  • Patrick Calvert of Charlottesville, Senior Policy and Campaigns Manager, Virginia Conservation Network
  • Dr. Edwin Martinez Martinez of Richmond, State Conservationist, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Mitchell Smiley of Richmond, Policy Manager for Transportation and Natural Resources, Virginia Municipal League

*denotes reappointment

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