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County official

Betty Jane Sutphin Thomas, American county official. Named Montgomery County Woman of Year, 1982.


Thomas, Betty Jane Sutphin was born on June 21, 1938 in Floyd, Virginia, United States. Daughter of Paul Reece and Minnie Hazel (Pugh) Sutphin.


Student, University Virginia, 1986.


Deputy sherrif City of Floyd, 1960-1972. Administrative assistant Montgomery County, Virginia, 1972-1976, assistant co-administrator, 1976-1981, chief administrative officer, since 1981. Guest lecturer Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Ferrum (Virginia) College, Radford University.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals. Coordinator/participant film: Montgomery County Economic Development, 1984.


Salvation is not based on an individual's fulfillment of God’s commands, but rather on Christ's fulfillment of them and of being united with him through faith.


Christians should exercise vigorously their responsibilities to participate in the political process by registering to vote, educating themselves about the issues, and voting according to their biblical beliefs, convictions, and values.


The family is the basic human community through which persons are nurtured and sustained in mutual love, responsibility, respect, and fidelity.


Member Virginia Association County Administrators (executive board 1988-1989), National Association County Administrators, American Society Public Administration (board directors, executive council 1988-1989), Virginia Criminal Justice Service Commission, Southwest Virginia Economic Development Commission, Southeast Regional International City Managers Association (executive board 1988-1989), Virginia Local Government Management Association (president 1989-1990), Valley Clerk's Annual Clubs: Women's. Lodges: Lady of Moose.


  • Other Interests

    Skiing, reading, travel, antiques.


Paul Reece Sutphin

Minnie Hazel (Pugh) Sutphin