Commissioner Grades – District Seven

Let’s evaluate how each commissioner is doing so far in their time on the Board. We will rate each commissioner on their abilities in five different criteria. The rating will be on a 3 point scale.

3 = Excellent | 2 = Very Good | 1 = Satisfactory | 0 = Not Good at all

Here are the criteria:

Reasonable/Rational. Does the Commissioner act in a manner that shows rational thought patterns, and does the Commissioner consider proposals is a reasonable manner?

Effectiveness. Does the Commissioner get things done? Do they move the Board toward accomplishment?

Political Perspective. Is the Commissioner focused on the local needs of the County? Do they avoid playing idealistic political games, and do they concentrate efforts on accomplishing county business?

Communication. How well does the Commissioner communicate with members of the public and with fellow Board members? Do they articulate their mission/vision for the County?

Entertainment. How crazy are they? Do they provide comedic content for the ARRRG blog?

Okay. Here we go.

District 6 Commissioner – Dawn Lavanway


LOL. No Not all. She was told that a particular type of election audit was illegal, and then made a motion to do it anyway. She appears to get much of her news from Ted Nugent’s Twitter feed, which she browses while laying on a MyPillow. She drank the Kool Aid on 😮 election fraud 😮 early, and has never spit it out.

She worries that the county might house immigrants in the county’s non-existent housing program.

Once while discussing a staffing issue, she decided to announce “I am against bigger government.”

What a wacko!

Rating: 0


Lavanway is so ineffective that she almost stands in the way of the Board doing their jobs. She regularly brings up bad ideas, derails productive conversation, and loves to play to the crowd.

Rating: 0


One of the worst on the Board. On her website, she offers updates for constituents. She stated on one that she is running for Commissioner again because she wants to “stand up for our constitutional rights and individual
freedoms”. She’s a Commissioner, not a cop!

Her social media is full of MAGA stuff, and conspiracy theories about 😮 election fraud 😮 vaccines, and whatever non-sense Newsmax is pushing out.

Scrolling through her social media feed was about as pleasant as spooning with a shirtless Steve Bannon.

Total Wacko. And it definitely affects her performance on the Board.

Rating: -1


Lavanway nit picks, micro-manages and frequently berates staff in open meetings.

Rating: 0


Lavanway is actually great for this blog. Every time she chimes in, it is wonderfully nuts. All her craziness and shenanigans are great content. We love her. Total wacko, but we love her.

Rating: 3



  1. groovygifts says:

    Why doesn’t anybody ever mention that everyone thinks she and the chairman of the board are dating? How can that not be a conflict in peoples minds?


  2. Laurie says:

    I see it as a conflict, but I’ve been told by other county residents that it’s not a surprise behavior of the members of this board. No one seems to care.


  3. Laurie says:

    I see it as a conflict, but I’ve been told by other county residents that it’s not a surprise behavior of the members of this board. No one seems to care.


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