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Posted on: November 15, 2021

Press Release - Orange County Welcomes New Director of Public Works

Orange County, VA – Orange County is pleased to announce the employment of Ryan Dewyea as Director of Public Works effective November 15, 2021.

Mr. Dewyea, PMP, brings construction, facility maintenance, and project management experience to Orange County. He received his undergraduate education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute, is working towards a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of North Dakota, and has worked for the public and in private practice in central Virginia.

Most recently, in his position of Project Manager for the City of Charlottesville, Mr. Dewyea managed new construction, renovation, and Capital Improvement Projects.  

“Orange County is pleased to welcome Mr. Dewyea to our team,” Theodore L. Voorhees, County Administrator noted. “He brings with him facility and project management experience and has a passion for serving local government.  This will come in handy as we open our new Public Safety Building and assess our other public facilities for future use.” 

Dewyea said he is privileged to have the opportunity to serve Orange County and looks forward to working with staff, Boards, and the community.  

For more information, contact Stephanie Straub at                                                                        




View the Official Press Release.
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