Tonight's meeting of the Council of Civic Organizations (CCO), Virginia Beach's civic league federation, featured the Officers' election for 2008. President Chandler Scarborough, running for reelection, was dumped in favor of Sam Reid.
Sam Reid is President of the Oceana Gardens Civic League, where he helped lead the fight against taking homes in the BRAC process. Sam ran for City Council in 2006, coming in 4th place in the At-Large field. He has served as a CCO Director during 2007, Chairing the Advocacy Task Force.
Sam has been considering another run for City Council in 2008. However, under the By-Laws, he can't serve as CCO President and run for City Council at the same time.
Humorous move of the night: a VBTA sympathizer nominated welfare state liberal Carolyn Lincoln for a Director's seat. Carolyn lost, but why would a VBTAer do that?