A PROVEN RECORD OF EXPERIENCED LEADERSHIP
PAT O’BANNON LISTENS AND KEEPS HER PROMISES:
Pat has always championed government transparency. That is why she won the National Association of Counties’ “One Brilliant Idea Award” for implementing live video streams with two-way communication for her town meetings.
After seeing the numbers of senior residents increase in Tuckahoe, Pat implemented an award-winning program and hired a Senior Specialist to help senior citizens with things such as forms, hoarding, parents, transportation needs, delivery needs, meal needs, and more. She also established a within-the-hour, low-cost, on-time, direct, door-to-door taxi service to assist seniors with additional transportation.
Pat led to ensure that Henrico stays cutting edge with the modern technology curve and led the county to have its own app for Androids and iPhones that allows residents to find all of their local government information with the convenience of their cell phone.
Pat understands the desire of residents for more walkable roads and new sidewalks. She is actively installing sidewalks around Tuckahoe and is working hard to get one near you very soon!
Pat believes everyone needs to understand mental health issues and how to respond to them. This is why she has implemented a Mental Health First Aid initiative that has trained more than 1,200 Henrico General Government employees to know how to understand and positively react to mental health issues.
Pat knows more wireless capacity for telecommunications is needed. This is why she is working hard to improve cell service, to ensure that Henrico is 5G-ready. She is always preparing for the next technological wave in communications infrastructure.
Pat is working to fulfill the promise of the completion of Tuckahoe Creek Park - which already has ADA accessibility - so everyone can enjoy this nature experience. Finishing the park at the end of Ridgefield Parkway will allow area residents and fishermen to have a place to get to the water – a place to take children and grandchildren – so that everyone can access nature.
Pat ensured that at least one library is now open on Sundays, to serve an increasingly diverse Henrico.
Pat is working to update Tuckahoe Little League Park - a gem in western Henrico County. She is fully committed to ensuring that all Tuckahoe youth have quality opportunities to participate in sports and learn new skills for life.