IW’s Doug Caskey announces retirement

Published 5:24 pm Monday, July 22, 2013

ISLE OF WIGHT—Isle of Wight County Administrator W. Douglas Caskey has announced he will retire effective Tuesday, Oct. 1, ending 40 years of public service.

Caskey began his employment with Isle of Wight in October 1987 as the assistant

county administrator/director of Community Development. He was appointed as

county administrator in December 1994, and has served in that capacity for nearly l9

years, making him one of the longest currently tenured county administrators in Virginia.

The county’s population has grown more than 40 percent during the past 20 years, and in his role as county administrator, Caskey has been responsible for shepherding the

county’s government through a period of growth and development.

His leadership is evidenced by the national, state and regional awards presented to the county and its employees for the innovative programs implemented during his tenure, as well as the continued excellence of the county’s financial ratings.

“For more than two decades Doug Caskey has led Isle of Wight with a steady hand, through good times and bad,” said JoAnn Hall, chairman of the Isle of Wight County Board of Supervisors. “His long tenure alone is a testament to his strong leadership skills, not only in our county, but in the Hampton Roads region as well.”

“I, personally, have known him for over 30 years and have particularly enjoyed getting to know him better these past four years,” Hall continued. “He is a family man and an exemplary civil servant. He will be missed. Doug Caskey leaves Isle of Wight a better place for all of us.”

“It has been my profound honor to serve Isle of Wight County in this capacity, and I credit the elected leadership and the professionalism and dedication of its employees as the true merit of the County’s many accomplishments,” said Caskey.