County Administration

John A. Budesky-County Administrator
John A. Budesky, County Administrator

John A. Budesky has been the County Administrator for Goochland County since August 1, 2016.

John has been a local government administrator for over 20 years. Most recently John served as Deputy County Administrator for Hanover County, Virginia and prior to that role he served as the City Manager for the City of Manassas. He also was appointed as the Executive Director of the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission during two separate Governor Administrations. Prior to serving the Commonwealth, he was the County Administrator for New Kent County, Virginia, Assistant City Administrator in the City of Hagerstown, Maryland, and a Department Head within Washington County government, in Hagerstown, Maryland. He has also operated a private consulting company specializing in strategic planning, team building, and community relations.

He has obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in criminal justice, from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, holds a Graduate Certificate in Public Management from Shenandoah University, and a Management Certificate from the University of Maryland. He has obtained his Masters in Public Administration from Virginia Tech and is a Credentialed Manager through the International City/County Management Association.

John is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and in his spare time he enjoys sports, classic cars, motorcycles, movies, and antiquing. He is the proud and loving father of two children.

Dan Schardein - Deputy County Administrator
Dan Schardein, Deputy County Administrator

Dan Schardein became Deputy County Administrator for Community Development in May 2012.

Dan coordinates Planning and Zoning, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Building Inspections, Convenience Centers, and Public Utilities.

Contact Us

  1. John Budesky
    County Administrator

    Dan Schardein
    Deputy County Administrator

    Lisa Beczkiewicz
    Administrative Assistant/Deputy Clerk

    County Administration
    1800 Sandy Hook Road
    PO Box 10
    Goochland, VA 23063

    Phone: 804-556-5811
    Board of Supervisors: 804-556-5811
    Fax: 804-556-4617

    Monday - Friday
    8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Staff Directory
Primary undertakings of the County Administration include:
  • Oversee the operations of the organization
  • Serve the needs of the Board of Supervisors, and follow up on all pertinent matters
  • Advance the Board's strategic priorities, working in collaboration with internal and external customers
  • Present and monitor the annual report card of success indicators for the Strategic Plan
  • Conduct and analyze the citizen satisfaction survey
  • Promote transparency - issue Board agenda packets, maintain minutes and video/audio recordings of public meetings, provide spending details through the online check register, publish detailed annual budget documents, present detailed quarterly budget projections, etc.
  • Answer requests of citizens and businesses, including responding to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests
  • Maintain AAA credit rating
  • Oversee all financial plans, including the annual audit, the operating budget, and the Capital Improvement Program