Ms. Carton is an active citizen of Amherst and proves her loyalty through service as a Member of Council and Chairman of the Finance Committee. She volunteers for Neighbors Helping Neighbors. In her professional capacity, Ms. Carton has eleven years banking experience, worked as a Certified Childbirth Doula through Doulas of North America for ten years, and currently holds the position of Executive Assistant and FOIA Officer for the County of Amherst.
In his professional capacity, Mr. Watts worked as Officer, an Investigator and was the Chief of Police of the Amherst Police Department. As such and with time spent with the Amherst Rescue Squad and the Amherst Fire Department, Mr. Watts brings plenty of knowledge, expertise, and perspective to the Amherst Town Council.
Mr. Watts is working hard on the Town Council and sees economic development as one of the most important issues that the Town faces. It is his hope that we will soon see progress on a few of his favorite projects bringing economic development and interest to the Town – seeking the interest of a grocery store chain and building a splash pad in an established recreational park for family-friendly activities.
Professionally, Mr. Bunch is on full-time duty as a firefighter and EMT, in addition to owning a woodworking business.
Mr. Bunch brings perspective to Council as a small-business owner and sees promise in making the Town of Amherst a future tourist destination, while not losing the historic small-town presence, because of our expanding brewery market and the new infrastructure including hiking trails.
Ms. Wheaton worked as an account executive for a financial advisory firm. She is the mother of two sons. In her spare time, she served on the Board of the Nelson County Community Fund and volunteered as a 6-year facilitator at the UK International Soccer Camps in Nelson County.
Sarah Ogden is a 1996 graduate of Amherst County High School and 2000 graduate of Sweet Briar College. She worked at the College for 13 years and is currently a billing specialist for the Central Virginia Electric Cooperative in Nelson County. Ms. Ogden is an active member of Clifford Baptist Church. Currently serving as a Board Member of Blue Ledge Meals on Wheels, she is one of the drivers for this group of volunteers that helps those in our community, and for nine years was a leader in Boy Scout Pack and Troup 43.