Dr. George Spagna

Town Council
Title: Council member
Phone: (804) 752-6513

Quick Facts

Associate Professor at Randolph-Macon College
Director of Keeble Observatory
Director of Bassett Internship Program

Ashland Planning Commission Liaison
Representative to the Richmond Regional Planning District Commission (RRPDC)

On Council Since: 2004
Next Election: 2020

Mayor from: 2014-June 2016

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Dr. George F. Spagna is a professor of physics at Randolph-Macon College and the director of the Keeble Observatory and the Bassett Internship Program. A native of Portland, Oregon, Dr. Spagna received his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, before moving to Ashland in 1986.

Originally elected to the Ashland Town Council in 2004, Dr. Spagna served two terms as vice mayor before being elected as the town’s mayor in 2014. Now in his third term on the council, Dr. Spagna has been active in every area of town government including serving as a liaison to the town planning commission, economic development authority, and Hanover County.

Dr. Spagna also serves as a member of the Committee on Priesthood for the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, as the treasurer of Hanover Interfaith Free Clinics, and on various college faculty committees.


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