June 21, 2006
A familiar face in Fluvanna County government will not be back at her post. Elva Key has served on the Planning Commission for 16 years and a teacher in the county for nearly 40 years, but tonight Supervisor Marvin Moss from the Columbia District decided not to reappoint her to her post.
Moss instead appointed a person with a conservation background that he had worked with in the past.
Over 50 people crowded the Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors meeting, many in support of Key. Several people spoke on her behalf and said that this appointment would only serve to lessen the already limited amount of diversity on the County's boards.
"She is also an African-American in this community. She lends diversity to the Planning Commission," said Key supporter Moselle Booker.
"It was his decision. I have no odds or ends against it as long as I know that I have done the right thing and been respectful to everyone," Key said.
Moss declined comment after the meeting but sources say that Moss and Key have butted heads about the direction the County is moving, especially in the area of land conservation, since his appointment to the Board of Supervisors.
Key was not only gracious about her not being reappointed, but she also said that she will continue going to the meetings in support of her colleagues.