Supervisors Honor Dunning

The Clarke County Board of Supervisors recognized Supervisor A. R. “Pete” Dunning, Jr. on Monday for over 30 years of service to the county.

Clarke County Supervisor A. R. "Pete" Dunning, Jr. (center) will step down after 30 years of public service in January - Photo Edward Leonard

In a resolution adopted unanimously by the Board of Supervisors, Chairman Michael Hobert (Berryville) praised the White Post Supervisor’s commitment to protecting the County’s environmental resources and his support in the County’s initial implementation of sliding scale zoning. Hobert said that adoption of sliding scale zoning ultimately led to the formation of the Clarke County Easement Authority which today oversees 20% of County property in permanent easement.

Calling Dunning a “true leader”, Hobert said that Dunning was known for “aggressively speaking out for the common man whenever he felt he saw waste or stupidity at any level of government”.

Dunning was first elected to the Clarke County Board of Supervisors in 1980. He served on many boards and committees, including the Clarke County Planning Commission, and was Board of Supervisors chairman from 1986 through 2011.

Dunning’s term of office expires on December 31, 2011.


Here the official resolution honoring Supervisor Dunning:



  1. Just Curious says:

    See ya! Thanks for voting NO to everything for 30 yrs!

    Here’s to another 30 more of the same with McCay! Way to go White Post!

    • been here a long time says:

      At least you could spell McKay right!!! If you don’t live in White Post district then don’t belittle their right to vote for whom they wish.

      • Clarke Life says:

        Excuse me for the mispelling….. For 30 yrs the whole county of Clarke has been affected by his actions. It has nothing to do with living in that particular district. His voting record speaks for itself. Only looking out for himself and the Rich Farmers…. Hence, MCKAY getting elected…. We can only hope he tries to be a better public servant than that of Dunning…..

  2. I couldn’t restrict my laughter when Supervisor Hobert mentioned Mr. dunning acting as a liaison to the Clarke Co. school board. I’d like to think that Dunning has accomplished some good things during his tenure, but his ‘liaisons’ with the school board have been some of the most painful, unnecessary, and troubling events in local politics that I have ever witnessed. Unfortunately, for me, these interactions are Dunning’s legacy.

  3. The day so many of us have been waiting for!! Maybe now the county can do some good!

    • Very doubtful they seem to all pull the same wagon and wear the same blinders. They look out for each other and their own agendas. I don’t think they care much about what happens beyond their fences.