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Betty Jane Sutphin Thomas

county official

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

Background

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

Education

Student, University Virginia, 1986.

Career

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.

Works

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

Religion

Baptism should be administered to those who can understand the Christian faith and the true meaning of the rite.

Views

Baptists believe that God created mankind to have fellowship with Him.

Membership

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.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Skiing, reading, travel, antiques.

Connections

father:
Paul Reece Sutphin

mother:
Minnie Hazel (Pugh) Sutphin

Politics

God, in His permissive will, may allow political leaders, both in biblical times and the present day, to enact policies that are opposed to His revealed will.