Prince George County administrator headed to King William County
Percy C. Ashcraft has been with Prince George County since March 2011
Prince George County Administrator Percy C. Ashcraft is leaving to take the same role in King William County, county board chairman Floyd Brown Jr. announced Monday.
Ashcraft’s last day in Prince George will be Dec. 3 and he will start in his next role on Dec. 6.
“As chairman, I am saddened by his announcement, but I have to support his decision,” Brown said in a statement. “Mr. Ashcraft had an extremely good hand on how to manage the county through some of the changes in its economic base over the past decade.”
Ashcraft has been with Prince George County since March 2011. He had previously held government management positions in Caroline County, and prior to those, in his hometown of Clarksburg, West Virginia.
“I want to thank the members of the board of supervisors who I have served under and a talented staff who assisted me with guiding so many important projects and building a strong financial base in Prince George County,” he said in a statement. “It has been an incredible decade of progress for expanding services and opportunities for Prince George County residents. It was my pleasure to have been a part of it.”
Ashcraft served more than 12 years in the West Virginia Legislature before moving to Virginia in 1999 at the start of his government management career.
The Prince George County Board of Supervisors are expected to make an announcement about an interim replacement after its Wednesday work session.
“The board considered numerous applicants for the position, but Mr. Ashcraft’s many years of successfully running local governments really set him apart,” said King William County Board Chairman Travis Moskalski in a statement.