WILLIAMSBURG, Va., April 2, 2010 – Virginia Delegates S. Chris Jones of Suffolk and Beverly J. Sherwood of Winchester were appointed by House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell to the board of trustees of Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, a state agency that operates Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center history museums and conducts outreach education programs in public schools across Virginia.
Delegate Jones has represented the 76th District in the House of Delegates since 1998 and currently chairs the General Laws Committee. He previously served as mayor and vice mayor of the City of Suffolk. Last year he was named “Suffolk’s First Citizen” by the Suffolk Rotary Club and received the 2009 Child Advocate Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics Virginia chapter. A graduate of the Medical College of Virginia School of Pharmacy, Delegate Jones is president and pharmacist of Bennett’s Creek Pharmacy located in Suffolk.
Delegate Sherwood has represented the 29th District since 1994 and is the senior woman in the House of Delegates. She currently chairs the Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee and the Public Safety Subcommittee of Appropriations. She has served on the Frederick County Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission and was named Winchester Business and Professional Women’s Club “Woman of the Year” in 2005. Delegate Sherwood is the former co-owner of Sherwood Christmas Tree Farm.
Delegates Jones and Sherwood succeed Phillip A. Hamilton and Frank D. Hargrove, Sr., on the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation board, which is comprised of General Assembly members, state officials, and gubernatorial and board appointees.