Hanover County is one of the greatest places to live - but right now our county faces many challenges to maintain that excellence, including how we are managing our development and growth within the county. While we want to see our county grow, jobs get created, and families prosper, I know we must do it responsibly. We need to make sure that our zoning process is transparent, fair and respects the needs of the citizens of the Beaverdam district, as well as the rights of the land owners. We need to be thoughtful and aware of all of the impacts of any new developments, including wear and tear on roads and impacts on homes or farmlands. We need to ensure that any developments coming into the county do not impede our current way of life we know and love.