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Dr. Conrad A. Helsley

Board Chair

Shenandoah/Warren Counties

Larry Howdyshell

A Shenandoah County native, Dr. Conrad A. Helsley represents Shenandoah/Warren counties on the Board of Directors. He was elected in June 2019 and is currently the Board Chair.

After attending James Madison University, Conrad worked three years for a dental practice in Strasburg before starting his own in Woodstock. He worked a total of 40 years before retiring. Conrad also owned several other businesses while in practice and continues to own a rental corporation for residential and business use.

He earned degrees in biology and chemistry from JMU and then graduated from the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. Conrad has served as president of the Shenandoah Valley Dental Association and is a Fellow of the Virginia Dental Association.

In the fall of 2019, he will be finishing a 16-year, four-term run on the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors, which he currently serves as chairman. Conrad is also vice chairman of the RSW Regional Jail in Warren County, vice chairman of the Shenandoah County Social Services Board and a member of the GO Virginia Region 8 Council covering the Shenandoah Valley from Winchester to Lexington.

He is the former treasurer, vice president and president of the Strasburg Rotary Club, past president of the Strasburg Museum, as well as once serving as district finance chairman for the Shenrapawa District Boy Scouts.

Conrad lives in Strasburg with his wife, Esther. The couple have one adult daughter and three grandchildren.

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SVEC is governed by a democratically elected board of directors. Directors serve four-year terms.

SVEC’s senior staff is charged with overseeing the day-to-day success of the cooperative.