James McReynolds, York County Administrator and HRPDC Treasurer, passed away Sunday, October 19, 2014.
Born in Newport News and raised in Hampton, Mac, as he was known to many, was a Hampton Roads native. After graduating from Bethel High School, he attended and graduated from the College of William and Mary with an accounting degree, and worked for the College until 1983 when he joined the York County staff as an accountant. He rose through the ranks within the County to become County Administrator in 2001 and is the longest serving administrator in County history. Collectively, he served York County over 30 years.
Mr. McReynolds joined the HRPDC as one of York County’s representatives in 2001. He served as HRPDC Treasurer since 2002. On October 16, 2014, he was elected to begin another term as HRPDC Treasurer at the HRPDC Annual Meeting. Also, elected as HRPDC Officers at the Annual Meeting were: Chair, Portsmouth Mayor, Kenneth Wright ; Vice-Chair, Williamsburg Mayor, Clyde Haulman; and Secretary, HRPDC Interim Executive Director, Randy Keaton.
Mac was held in high regard by his fellow Commissioners and the HRPDC staff. Together with the employees and residents of York County we mourn the loss of a great public servant, friend and colleague. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife and children.