ANNUAL MANUAL- People in Your Neighborhood
Every week in our "HotSeat" feature, we ask prominent locals about living in these parts. Here now, some recent highlights:
Former First Lady of UVA
Why here? My husband John, is the president of UVA.
Favorite hangout? The Lawn
Proudest accomplishment? Celebration of the 100th anniversary of Carr's Hill and overseeing the creation of a book about its first 100 years.
Publisher, The Daily Progress
People would be surprised to know: [Hook editor] Hawes Spencer and I are buds.
Biggest 21st-century thrill? Multimedia.
Biggest 21st-century creep out? Social media overload.
Charlottesville Commissioner of Revenue
Proudest accomplishment? Working with staff to create an innovative and productive office.
Best advice you ever got? Save is a four-letter word, but do it a lot.
Favorite bumper sticker? Suffering produces endurance, endurance produces character, and character produces hope.
Superintendent, Albemarle County Public Schools
Favorite hangout? Our schools. The best work and most fun in our county goes on in our schools.
Regret: I won't get to work another 20 years in education.
Walter Mitty fantasy: I would like to direct a movie. My husband would say, "That's not so far afield, Pam. You like to direct everything anyway."
Leslie Greene Bowman
President and CEO, Thomas Jefferson Foundation
Proudest accomplishment? Becoming a steward of Monticello.
Always in your refrigerator: Real cream for my tea, and a good Virginia chardonnay
Most embarrassing moment? Fnding myself the only woman in a mosque in Turkey during a prayer service; the very sight of me required that they all go outside and re-cleanse themselves.
Albemarle County Board of Supervisors candidate
Biggest 21st-century thrill? Construction began on the Meadowcreek Parkway.
Describe a perfect day. Sun up, sun down. Every day is a good day.
Favorite bumper sticker? Vote Rodney for Rio!!!!
Director, Virginia Film Festival
What's worst about living here? I do miss the Gulf of Mexico. If another tectonic plate shift comes along, then I would suggest squishing the mountains next to the Gulf to capture the best of both worlds.
People find most annoying about you: I'm pretty blunt and fairly insistent on getting things done no matter what.
Who'd play you in the movie? I'd like to think Robert Redford, but it would probably be Seth Rogen.
Sports Director, WINA; Host of "Best Seat in the House," WINA 1070; Executive Producer, Virginia Sports Network
Most overrated virtue? My work ethic. Yeah I work hard, but I don't have a real job, I watch games for a living!
People find most annoying about you: My sometimes over-the-top corny one liners with the ladies
Biggest 21st-century creep out? MySpace and Twitter. They are both so lame.