Update: Pittsylvania Co. Administrator Steps Down After 25 Years


Pittsylvania Co., VA - Pittsylvania County Administrator Dan Sleeper is retiring after 25 years of service.

County officials say the request did not come as a shock and Mr. Sleeper cited personal reasons for wanting to retire.
His contract had just been renewed in 2012 and was good through 2014, but the board voted unanimously Monday night to allow Sleeper to step down.
Also, Board Chairman Marshall Ecker says a 60-day notice was waived as a formality so Sleeper's retirement would be effective immediately.
Otis Hawker will serve as Interim County Administrator.
He has served in the capacity before while Sleeper temporarily left the position during his non-consecutive tenure.
Ecker says he believes it is time for the county to go in a new direction.
"Mr. Sleeper had been there for 25 years and he's done a pretty good job, but we need to have new ideas, new direction, thinking outside of the box, " Ecker said.
Messages for Sleeper, but he did not return our calls.
The personnel committee will meet next week to begin the search for a new county administrator.


Pittsylvania Co., VA - The County Administrator of Pittsylvania Co. is stepping down after 25 years.

Dan Sleeper gave the Board of Supervisors a request for retirement at a special called meeting Monday night.

The board unanimously accepted his request.

Supervisor Brenda Bowman says Sleeper cited personal reasons for wanting to retire. His retirement is effective immediately.