Welcome our new County Administrator Cathy Schafrik

PO Box 358
Stanardsville, VA 22973
Telephone: 434-985-5201

Press Release
May 9, 2023

Greene County Board of Supervisors Announces Hire of New County Administrator
Catherine (Cathy) Schafrik

The Greene County Board of Supervisors is pleased to announce the hire of Catherine (Cathy) Schafrik as the new County Administrator. The Board of Supervisors approved her hire following Closed Meeting at its May 9 meeting. The employment agreement is effective May 9, with Ms. Schafrik beginning her service on Monday, June 26.

Ms. Schafrik has worked for Fairfax County Government for the last twenty-eight years and brings a variety of experience and expertise to the job. She is currently serving as the Director of Human Resources for Fairfax County. Her work in Fairfax County has also included serving as the Deputy Director of Human Resources, a Division Director for the Department of IT, a Management Analyst for the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, a Budget Analyst in the Department of Management and Budget, and a Transportation Planner for the Department of Transportation. She is a trustee for both the Fairfax County Employees’ Retirement System Board and the Uniformed Retirement System Board. She is also a Board member of two non-profits, Volunteer Fairfax and Leadership Fairfax. Ms. Schafrik has earned Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Master of Public Administration Degrees, both from George Mason University, and a Master of Science in the Management of Information Systems Degree from the University of Virginia. She is a Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and holds the designation from the International Public Management Association as a Certified Professional (IPMA-CP).

“I look forward to joining the Greene County community,” said Ms. Schafrik. “I appreciate the opportunity to add value and make a difference while doing meaningful work that I love."  

“We are very pleased that someone of Ms. Schafrik’s caliber will join our team as the next Greene County Administrator,” said Chair Dale Herring on behalf of the Greene County Board of Supervisors. “We look forward to working with her and to many years of success as we work together to ensure the best possible future for Greene County and its citizens.”

“On behalf of the Board, I would also like to thank Anne Lewis of Baker Tilly for her professional assistance in finding qualified candidates for the Board's consideration and for advising the Board through the search process,” added Mr. Herring.

Ms. Garton will continue to serve as the Interim County Administrator until Ms. Schafrik begins on June 26.


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Greene County VirginiaGreene County is a county in central Virginia in the eastern United States. Greene County was established in 1838. Its county seat is Stanardsville.

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