Steve Vest (right) was honored at the Board of Supervisors meeting last Tuesday by Vice Chairman Dr. Mac Scothorn (left) and Chairman Billy Martin (center).
Photo by Aila Boyd
By Aila Boyd

The Botetourt County Board of Supervisors honored Steve Vest last Tuesday with a proclamation.

Vest retired last Thursday after serving as the library director for the county’s four libraries for the last 33 years.

The proclamation read in part: “Mr. Vest has shared his unashamed and contagious passion for, not only the written word, but all forms of media used to educate and better inform the public.”

“Thank you to the Board of Supervisors for giving me the opportunity to serve the citizens of this county for 33 years,” Vest said. “I appreciate all the support I’ve had.”

Vest previously served as the library director for the Galax-Carroll Regional Library.

At the time he joined the county, only the Fincastle and Buchanan Libraries existed. Under his tenure, the Eagle Rock and Blue Ridge Libraries were added.

“I just want to give my appreciation to all the people who have used the library,” he said.

“I know I’ll miss the people that are here, but it’s time for me to move on to a new adventure.”