Board Honors Ronnie Spiggle
At their meeting on Monday, October 21, 2019, the Appomattox Board of Supervisors honored Ronald C. Spiggle by unanimously adopting a resolution recognizing his contributions to the Appomattox Community. The text of the resolution is below. (Photo of Mr. Spiggle and Mr. Carter is courtesy of Megan Lucas)
RESOLUTION HONORING RONALD C. SPIGGLE
WHEREAS, Ronald C. Spiggle ably represented the Falling River District as a member of the Appomattox County Board of Supervisors from 2012 to 2015 and previously served as a member of the Appomattox County Economic Development Authority and as Chairman of the Appomattox County Library Advisory Committee; and
WHEREAS, Ronald C. Spiggle served as Mayor of the Town of Appomattox from 1978 to 2006 and as Co-Manager of the Town of Appomattox from 1986 to 1999, this after having served as a mem_ber of the Appomattox Town Council from 1974 to 1978;and
WHEREAS, Ronald C. Spiggle was a respected leader in Central Virginia regional affairs for many years, including representing Appomattox County and/or the Town of Appomattox as a member and officer of the Central Virginia Planning District Commission, the Greater Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce Tourism Advisory Council, the Central Virginia Regional Air Pollution Control Board, the Fair by the James Board of Directors, the Salvation Army Lynchburg Advisory Board, and other regional organizations; and
WHEREAS, Ronald C. Spiggle heavily participated in the activities of the Virginia Municipal League, including serving as the Chairman of the VML Town Section, as a member of both the Nominations and Legislative Committees, and as a member of the VML Task Force under the Attorney General of Virginia charged with studying an_d making recommendations on the Virginia Conflict of Interest Law; and
WHEREAS, Ronald C. Spiggle received several gubernatorial appointments, including appointments to the Virginia Transportation Safety Board by Governors Robb and Baliles and appointments to the Virginia Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations as Virginia Municipal League Representative by Governors Wilder and Allen; and
WHEREAS, Ronald C. Spiggle, in both personal and professional associations, has served his Community through active participation in church and civic organizations promoting community growth and investment, including serving as Chairman of the New Library Fund-Raising Committee, as a member of both the Appomattox County Rescue Squad and Appomattox Volunteer Fire Department Building Fund Committees, in leadership roles with the Appomattox Jaycees and American Legion Post #104, and as a member of the Appomattox County Development Corporation, Appomattox Po.st Office Advisory Board, Appomattox Chapter of Habitat for Humanity, Appomattox Chamber of Commerce Marketing Committee, Appomattox Lions Club, Woodmen of the World #71, Monroe Masonic Lodge #301 A.F. & A.M., and the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 10; and
WHEREAS, Ronald C. Spiggle also put his leadership skills to work as Chairman and member of the Farmers Bank Board of Directors, as a member of Southside Community Hospital Board of Directors, as Chairman of the Appomattox County Democratic Committee, as an officer of the Falling River County Club, and as Chairman and member of the Local Advisory Board of Coreas! Savings Bank of Appomattox; and
WHEREAS, Ronald C. Spiggle, in honor of his achievements, has earned many awards and recognition through the years, including the 1986 Distinguished Citizen Award presented by the Historic Appomattox Railroad Festival Board and the 1989 State Friend of Extension Award presented by the Virginia Extension Council, both which were preceded by his selection for the 1970 edition of the Outstanding Young Men in America.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Appomattox County Board of Supervisors does hereby officially recognize Ronald C. Spiggle for a lifetime of outstanding public service to the Citizens of Appomattox County, the Town of Appomattox, and the Central Virginia region, and also for being a positive role model to, and statewide advocate for, the Appomattox Community.
Adopted by Appomattox County Board of Supervisors, October 21, 2019.