Board & Officers

The Hampshire County Farmland Protection Board (HCFPB) was founded on January 16, 2004 by the Hampshire County Commission. Seven Hampshire County residents sit on the board. Board members are appointed by the County Commission, typically serve four-year terms, and are all volunteers. All are voting members except for the Hampshire County Commissioner, who serves in an advisory capacity. The Board is an entity of Hampshire County government and is empowered to create, hold, and defend conservation easements.

Composition of the Board is as follows:

  • Hampshire County Commissioner (non voting member)
    • David Parker
  • Executive Director of the Hampshire County Development Authority
    • Eileen Johnson
  • County resident farmer and Potomac Valley Conservation District Member
    • Jason Dalrymple-currently appointed by PVCD for John Hicks
  • County resident farmer who need not be a member of any organization
    • Lance Davis
  • County resident farmer and a member of the Farm Bureau
    • Roy Milleson
  • County resident who is not a member of any of the foregoing organizations
    • Dave Coyle
  • County resident who is not a member of any of the foregoing organizations
    • Richard Gray
  • Executive Director (not a member)
    • Alison Jewell
  • Treasurer (not a member)
    • Peggy Largent

The composition of every farmland protection board is dictated by the Voluntary Farmland Protection Act at WV Code §8A-12-1(2004).

The Officers of the Hampshire County Farmland Protection Board are as follows: 

  • Chairman
    • Dave Coyle
  • Vice Chairman
    • Richard Gray
  • Secretary
    • Alison Jewell
  • Treasurer
    • Peggy Largent