Submitted Article – Roberta Anne Kellam has announced her candidacy for the District 4 seat on the Northampton County Board of Supervisors. A resident of the Franktown area, Kellam served for several years on both the Northampton County Planning Commission and the Virginia State Water Control Board.
“Representing and serving the residents of District 4 on the Northampton County Board of Supervisors would be an honor for me,” Kellam said.
“If elected, my full-time efforts would be committed to working on the important issues for our quality of life here in Northampton County – quality education, affordable housing, living wage employment opportunities, clean air and water, aquaculture, agriculture, groundwater protection, government services, preservation and safety of residential neighborhoods and access to health care.
“I support fiscal responsibility, government transparency, expanded public involvement, and accountability in all aspects of local government and schools. I believe that the residents of Northampton County want to work together as a community to support education, enhance both our new and traditional economic sectors, and protect our unique and significant natural resources for the benefit of all residents.”
Kellam holds a Bachelor of Science degree focused on environmental sciences from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She graduated from the SUNY Buffalo Law School with a Juris Doctor cum laude in 1996, and she practiced in the fields of environmental, land use, and energy law prior to moving to the Eastern Shore full time in 2008.
Kellam has recently served on the boards of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science Foundation and Broadwater Academy and currently serves as board chair for the Eastern Shore of Virginia Birding and Wildlife Programs Inc. She has also served on the Secretary of Natural Resources Stakeholder Advisory Group for the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load.
“Between now and Election Day in November I will be visiting with residents of District 4, listening to your concerns and asking for your ideas and your vision for the county’s future. I hope we can work together to be the best Northampton County for current and future residents.”