Shameful Shelley’s YMCA Problem

Back in June, we reported that far left radical Spotsylvania County school board member Dawn Shelley had a conflict of interest when she won a new $22000 car from the YMCA. The YMCA has a contract with Spotsylvania County Schools. The problem is that school board members cannot financially benefit from any contract the school division holds. This includes the “raffle” that served as the facade or smoke screen for Shelly winning the new car.

Shelley attempted to defend herself by having the Commonwealth’s Attorney produce an opinion letter saying she did nothing wrong. The opinion letter fails to mention two key pieces of evidence. First, the opinion letter omits any mention of a contract between Spotsy Schools and the YMCA. Second, the opinion letter fails to mention that Dawn Shelley herself signed the actual contract with the YMCA. Below are screenshots of that contract.

Is this situation a conflict of interest? A conflict of interest is a situation where a person is in a position to derive a personal benefit from actions or decisions made in their official capacity. Shameful Shelley conveniently forgot to provide the Commonwealth’s Attorney with this signed contract that authorized the school division to make payment to the YMCA. This is a damning piece of evidence showing corrupt behavior by Shameful Shelley.

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