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2018-03-07 / Announcements

County names new director of risk management

ANNOUNCEMENTS COMPILED BY ANNE DALTON


David B. Johnson David B. Johnson Chesterfield County has announced David B. Johnson as its new director of risk management. Johnson has served as the department’s assistant director since 2014, working in the environmental, health and safety division. In his current role, Johnson has helped consolidate the county’s and Chesterfield County Public School’s environmental, health and safety services into the county’s risk management department to manage those types of risks more efficiently. As department director, Johnson will lead the county’s risk management activities, associated insurance, internal service fund management, claims management services, and environmental, occupational health and safety services.

Johnson has almost 40 years of experience in risk management and environment, health and safety, most of it with large international corporations. He holds bachelor’s degrees from Drew University, and has studied environmental health science at the graduate level at New York University.

Education


Super spellers Aashna Aroro and Arinan Johri Super spellers Aashna Aroro and Arinan Johri This year’s top speller in Chesterfield County Public Schools is Marguerite Christian Elementary fourth-grader Arinan Johri. He beat out 18 other Chesterfield students to win the countywide spelling bee. Aashna Arora, an eighth-grade student at Bailey Bridge Middle, was the runner-up. The spelling bee lasted 15 rounds, and featured 12 students from middle schools and seven from elementary schools. Arinan, who correctly spelled mouthiness and trespasser to win the competition, will represent Chesterfield County Public Schools in the regional spelling bee on March 17 at the Library of Virginia. The winner of the regional spelling bee will advance to the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Maryland, in May.


Roger Loria, a Holocaust survivor, spoke to students at Marguerite Christian Elementary School last month. In Belgium as a child, Loria and his mother managed to escape the Nazis through perseverance, eventually finding their way to Switzerland. 
ASH DANIEL Roger Loria, a Holocaust survivor, spoke to students at Marguerite Christian Elementary School last month. In Belgium as a child, Loria and his mother managed to escape the Nazis through perseverance, eventually finding their way to Switzerland. ASH DANIEL

Government

Nominations are now being accepted for the Chesterfield Senior Volunteer Hall of Fame. This program is designed to recognize Chesterfield residents who have rendered unusual or outstanding volunteer service to the community after reaching age 60. Nominations will be accepted through April 13 and all nominees will be recognized at a ceremony on May 22, which is sponsored by the Chesterfield Council on Aging and the Senior Advocate’s Office. For nomination forms or more information, call 768-7878, email SeniorAdvocate@chesterfield.gov, or visit www.chesterfield.gov/SeniorVolunteerHallofFame.

Registration is now open for Cooperative Extension’s Grass Roots program. This Healthy Virginia Lawns program, which helps homeowners properly care for their lawns, involves a home visit by a trained master gardener volunteer who will measure your lawn, take a soil sample and provide personalized recommendations based on a detailed site evaluation. Registrations will be accepted through May 20. The program fee is $25 and covers the cost of supplies, materials and one soil test. Additional soil samples are $11 each with a maximum of three. For more information, contact Cooperative Extension, 751-4401 or vce@chesterfield.gov.

Announcements can be emailed to news@localnewsllc.com, faxed to 744-3269 or mailed to Chesterfield Observer, Attn: Announcements, P.O. Box 1616, Midlothian, VA 23113.

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