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 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.