HARRISONBURG — The Rockingham County Board of Supervisors will be recognizing employees who recently retired as well as showing appreciation for those in public service during Wednesday’s meeting.

Linda Zirkle, a container site coordinator for public works, retired from the county in March. Zirkle will be joined by Sgt. Wanda Wheeler and Deputy Calvin Taylor — both retired on June 1 with 25 years of service with Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office and jail.

George Homan will be recognized by the board for his public service with Friendship Industries, a nonprofit packaging company located in Harrisonburg that employs people with disabilities.

Homan served as the president of Friendship Industries before retiring over the winter after 43 years with the firm.

Other items on Wednesday’s agenda include a presentation from Rodney Alderfer, president of Bridgewater Retirement Community.

Alderfer will present the Community Senior Needs Capital Project, a project gathering demographic and health data from many sources, surveying individuals who work with seniors and seniors who live in Harrisonburg, Rockingham County and Augusta County.

Bridgewater Retirement Community has partnered with Valley Program for Aging Services and Holleran, an independent research and consulting firm, to conduct the in-depth community needs assessment.

According to Bridgewater Retirement Community, the study conclusions and recommendations will be announced as part of a community meeting and will be available to everyone.

Ellen Harrison, executive director of the community services board, will give the board an update to the community services board capital project.

The board will vote to adopt an ordinance to formally change the name of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services Board to the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Services Board.

The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services Board was established in 1972 by the board in conjunction with the city of Harrisonburg. The service board has often operated and traded under the name “Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Services Board,” prompting the request to formally change the name.

The board will also consider two resolutions, the Revitalization Area Resolution for the Woda Cooper Rowhouse Project at Taylor Spring Lane and the Census Complete Count Committee Resolution.

According to the resolution, the Taylor Spring Lane Revitalization Area is where “industrial, commercial or other economic development of such area will benefit the county, but such area lacks the housing needed to induce manufacturing, industrial, commercial, governmental, educational, entertainment, community development, health care or nonprofit enterprises or undertakings to locate or remain in such area.”

The board will be asked to recognize Taylor Spring Lane Revitalization Area, as defined by the Virginia Housing Development Authority.

The Census Complete Count Committee Resolution will establish the committee to be chaired by Supervisor Bill Kyger.

Following the resolution hearing, the Lilly Subdivision Sanitary District will meet to consider a request for service connection.

The Rockingham County Board of Supervisors meets at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Rockingham County Administration Center.

Contact Jessica Wetzler at 574-6279 or jwetzler@dnronline.com. Follow Jessica on Twitter @wetzler_jessica

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