Stafford County Administrator Tenders Resignation

Stafford County Board of Supervisors Chairman Crystal Vanuch announced today that Frederick J. Presley has tendered his resignation effective April 22, 2022.

Presley has been employed with the County since 2017 and has served as the County Administrator since July 1, 2020. The Board of Supervisors will immediately begin the search for Presley’s replacement and announce an interim County Administrator by April 19, 2022, if necessary.

Stafford County Board of Supervisors Chairman Crystal Vanuch said, “The Board appreciates Mr. Presley’s service to the Stafford County community and the many accomplishments that helped make Stafford an amazing place to live, work and play. More importantly, Mr. Presely was the leader we needed during one of the most challenging times in our history in battling the pandemic. Stafford thanks him, and the Board wishes him the best as he continues with the next step in his career.”

Before assuming his position as County Administrator, Presley served as Deputy County Administrator in Stafford and previously served as town manager of West Warwick, R.I. Presley earned a master’s degree in public administration from Norwich University and a bachelor’s degree in resource development from the University of Rhode Island.

“It has been my honor and privilege to serve as County Administrator and to have served this wonderful community. I know that I leave Stafford County in a very strong position with some of the best employees in local government,” said Frederick J. Presley. “It is with a heavy heart that I leave, but must make the best decision for my family and me, especially as family health considerations pull me closer to heading back to New England.”