Roberta KellamRoberta Anne Kellam has announced her candidacy for the District 4 seat on the Northampton County Board of Supervisors. A resident of the Franktown area, Mrs. 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 a honor for me. I would like the opportunity to build on my past 10 years of advocacy for the important issues that define quality of life for Shore residents –quality education, affordable housing, meaningful employment opportunities, clean water, aquaculture, agriculture, tourism and groundwater preservation. I strongly believe in the need for fiscal responsibility, government transparency, public involvement and accountability in all aspects of local government and schools. Northampton County has a bright future and an expanding economic base, and I believe we can work together as a community to improve our schools and support both our new and our traditional economic sectors, while protecting our natural resources and quality of life.”

Mrs. 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 practiced in the fields of environmental, land use, and energy law prior to moving to the Eastern Shore full time in 2008.

Mrs. Kellam has recently served on the Boards of the VIMS 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 TMDL.

“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.”

Currently, Kellam is the only person to announce candidacy for the Board of Supervisors seat currently held by Spencer Murray, who announced in February he would not seek re-election.