Augusta County Board of Supervisors announce Steve Morelli’s resignation

Published: Mar. 20, 2023 at 11:37 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) - At Monday’s Augusta County Board of Supervisors staff briefing, it was announced that board member Steve Morelli had submitted a letter of resignation.

Morelli was the supervisor for the South River District, he began his term with the Augusta County Board of Supervisors in 2020.

In a statement to WHSV on Monday, Morelli said

I had a great time working with the Augusta County Board of Supervisors. I met a lot of good people in the community and I hope the short time I was there made it a little bit better than I found it.

Morelli cited personal reasons for his resignation but said it wasn’t an easy decision.

His term was set to expire at the end of the year.

Augusta County has now begun the search for someone to fill the seat.

They have 45 days to find someone to serve for the remainder of the term.

”There are some requirements to hold the office for folks to understand. You have to be a citizen of the United States, you have to be at least 18 years old, be a registered voter and also reside in the south river district,” Timothy Fitzgerald, Augusta County administrator said at Wednesday’s meeting.

At Wednesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, board members discussed allowing the public to stream the interviews and give feedback on who they want representing them.

”I would think the public should hear, see who applied, what they sound like, how they interview so they can let us know who they like too,” Scott Seaton, a board member said.

The vote to have the open interviews passed 4-2.

Augusta County has until April 14 to fill the seat.

Staff said the applications should be live this week.