Cedar Run Supervisor Lee Sherbeyn honors his Citizen of the Year.
At his last meeting as a Supervisor, Lee Sherbeyn chose to honor local philanthropist Ed Moore. Below you can read why Lee chose Mr. Moore as his Citizen of the Year.
I met my choice for Citizen of the year about 5-6 years ago while farming. I needed hay and he needed his cut on shares. After becoming Supervisor I got to know him on a different level and observed him in a different light. Let me tell you about his contributions to our county and its citizens.
Background and family
- A strong supporter of agriculture, preservation and smart growth through advocacy, charitable donations and education.
- Lives and raises his children in Fauquier County, where he raises beef cattle and horses.
- His wife of 31 years was born in Fauquier Hospital, and her family has 5 generations in Piedmont
Contributions to Land Conservation and preservation
- Joined the effort to oppose power lines projected to compromise the beauty of Fauquier County.
- Purchased lands with historical significance in Fauquier County to place them under conservation easement and permanent preservation.
- Donates annually to Fauquier County Parks and Recreation through in-kind and monetary contributions.
- Facilitated outdoors ethic initiatives to educate Fauquier County youth using Leave No Trace Behind principles.
- Member of multiple land conservation and preservation organizations, including-Piedmont Environmental Council-Land Trust of Virginia
- -Citizens for Fauquier County
- -Buckland Preservation
Contributions to Education
- Was the first to sponsor the Kettle Run sports program at the football field
- Funded the resurfacing of the playground at Greenville Elementary School.
- Created and donated an outdoor classroom at Auburn Middle School, open to all Fauquier Schools.
- Planted new trees at all schools in New Baltimore.
- Helped fund and support youth Outdoor Sports Club, The Boy Scouts of America and the Girl Scouts of America.
- Created a discovery garden at Vint Hill Transitional Housing that helps at risk children interact with nature and the environment.
Contributions to Fauquier County
- Raised over $150,000.00 for improvements to Vint Hill Transitional Housing, a Fauquier Family Shelter affiliate.
- Provided multiple opportunities and locations for EMT’s, Fire and Rescue, and Sheriffs to conduct critical emergency training exercises.
- Spearheaded the design of multiple road improvements in New Baltimore and supplied shared funding.
- Chairman of the Fauquier County Transportation Committee.
- Donated two library sites to New Baltimore.
- Makes annual donations to Fauquier Family Shelter.
My citizen of the year is Mr. Ed Moore President and CEO of Vint Hill Village LLC
I chose Ed Moore because of all of his contributions to our county that will help to preserve our county’s heritage and make it a safer and better place for our children and all of us to live. A bonus for me in choosing Ed Moore is that it allows me to highlight what great contributions are made by development and developers. Contributions that help us as a county to move forward in a positive direction. Things that are seldom highlighted in the media.
When I was campaigning I was referred to as “The Tool of the Developer”. I am not now or have I ever been ashamed to be associated with a developer in this county.
A few months ago I was approached by a constituent who was very concerned because WSA had told them that they could not get a Water Tap until the Mintbrook development well came on line. There was no additional water available for The Bealeton Service District until then. This was something even as a Supervisor I was not aware of. The new well installed by The Mintbrook Developers saved the county hundreds of thousands of dollars.
There are many, many, things like that one that we the citizens never hear about and will never know about.If being a friend of the developers is wrong, then I don’t want to be right. They are a great group of professionals and I am proud to have gotten to know them all better these last 4 years.
Supervisor, Cedar Run District
Fauquier County, Virginia