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Cynthia Neff is running to represent the Rivanna District on Albemarle County’s Board of Supervisors. Cynthia came to Albemarle County after retiring from a successful career at IBM that took her all over the globe. After growing up as an Army brat who moved around a great deal, deciding where to build a new, post-IBM life was crucial. After a few years of study, she decided she belonged here in Albemarle County.
Integrating herself into the community early, Cynthia began serving Albemarle County as a CASA volunteer, working as an advocate for abused and neglected children. Shortly thereafter, she was asked to join the Board of the AIDS/HIV Services Group, which she now chairs, and the Advisory Council of the Legal Aid Justice Center, where she also worked on the Virginia Institutionalized Persons project. Cynthia also involved herself in local politics as a volunteer with the Albemarle County Democratic Party, and now serving as the party’s Vice Chair. Cynthia also serves on the Board of ASAP, Advocates for a Sustainable Albemarle Population, a group that studies the effects of development and growth on the natural resources and quality of life in our community.
Cynthia’s passion for sustaining and improving the quality of life in our community has led her to run for Board of Supervisors in 2011. She is interested in creating an open, communicative local government that listens to the voices of the people, particularly on the issues of development, infrastructure, and public education. Cynthia hopes to champion the transparent, open, and honest style of government that the citizens of Albemarle County deserve.