Pulaski County Board of Supervisors
The Board of Supervisors is the chief policy making body for Pulaski County. The five board members are elected by the citizens of Pulaski County in their respective magisterial districts to serve four year terms. In addition to setting policy for the county, the Board of Supervisors also appoints members to County boards, authorities, commissions and committees, appoints the County Administrator to carry out daily operations and approves all local tax rates and County budget.
Meet the Board Of Supervisors
Laura’s professional background included working for Mount Rogers Mental Health Services Board and teaching and counseling at National Business College, Wytheville and New River Community Colleges. She founded and managed Career Directions, a business consulting and outplacement firm in 1989, working there until retiring in 2011. Since that time, Laura has continued her career with volunteer work, serving on various boards and organizations. Laura has worked with the Pulaski County Humane Society as a member and Past President, Pulaski’s representative on the Mount Rogers Community Services Board and the Pulaski County Library Board (Past Chair). She served on the Sea Scouts Advisory Board and is a Boating Safety Instructor for the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.
Laura’s most recent work includes serving as a Friends of Claytor Lake member and Past President, current Chair for New River Conservancy, Pulaski County Clean Community Council, Friends of Peak Creek Board, Financial Officer of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 83, Virginia Safe Boating Council and Claytor Lake Technical Advisory Committee.
Laura is married to Jeff Arnold and lives on Claytor Lake with her rescue dogs. She has three children, daughter Brett, who attended Gardner Webb University in Shelby, North Carolina and works in home health care in Shelby; son Evan, who attended Radford University and University of Taiwan and is Commissioner of the World Axe Throwing League, living in Roanoke, and Ethan, who attended New River Community College and works as an Instrumentation/Electronics Technician at Radford University and lives in Dublin.
Laura’s hobbies and interests include, Siberian husky rescue, travel, outdoors, wildlife rehabilitation, reading, biking, and all water sports.
Dirk is a 1987 graduate of Radford University. He holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Business Management. Dirk currently serves as a substitute teacher and part-time/substitute bus driver for Pulaski County Public Schools.
Christopher A. Stafford
Mr. Timothy E. Kirtner, Esq.
Gilmer Sadler Ingram Sutherland & Hutton, LLP
Board of Supervisors Mission Statement
It is our mission as a Board to take PRIDE in serving the citizens of Pulaski County;
To provide EXCELLENCE in employee performance, agency and commission support, intergovernmental relations and public service delivery; and
To have a VISION for the growth and development of our community.