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Posted on: October 26, 2021

County Names New Constituent Services Administrator

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Office of Constituent Services

Oct. 26, 2021

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — David Goode, a 21-year county employee, has been named Chesterfield’s constituent services administrator effective Nov. 1.

Goode will oversee the newly created Office of Constituent Services, an arm of county administration tasked with providing direct and indirect support to all five members of the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors.

“I am excited to have this opportunity to build something that broadens our capabilities to aid our elected leaders, while enhancing how we engage with the community as a local government,” Goode said. “Though the Office of Constituent Services is new, we’re relying on the proven talent and skills of some key people we’ve pooled to help develop a comprehensive approach to constituent services.”

The Office of Constituent Services is being formed by consolidating existing positions within county administration and the Clerk to the Board. 

“I’ve known most of our team members for many years and I’m proud of the work we’ve done and will do. Like with most things, our success will depend on relationships, and that will be our primary focus as we evolve within an outstanding organization,” Goode said.

Goode began his career with Chesterfield in 2000 as a public affairs officer in the Department of Communications and Media, where he also served as public information manager. He has worked in county administration as constituent and FOIA liaison since February 2019.

In his new role, he will lead an office that serves as point of contact and intermediary for constituent concerns, holds dialogues and corresponds with citizens or groups, and enhances Chesterfield’s overall ability to engage the public on important issues.

The Office of Constituent Services will also work collaboratively with the county’s intergovernmental relations administrator to identify and communicate potential legislative issues among Board of Supervisors members and county staff and help maintain effective relationships with the county’s legislative delegation and local and regional partners.

Other duties of the Office of Constituent Services will include:

  • Developing messaging on key issues facing the Board of Supervisors and other county leaders
  • Helping board members plan and prepare for special events/programs, including speechwriting and developing presentations
  • Maintaining transparency and the county’s compliance with the Virginia Freedom of Information Act
  • Providing general support to county administration

“I cannot think of a more thoughtful ambassador than Dave to spearhead this very important initiative,” said Matt Harris, deputy county administrator for finance and administration.

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