The Lake Anna Advisory Committee (LAAC) has two, new members starting four-year terms: Robin Horne and Harry Looney. Horne was appointed as Louisa County Citizen Representative by Louisa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Duane Adams. Looney was appointed by Louisa County Supervisor and LAAC Chairman Christopher McCotter.  

  “I think both of our new representatives will be tremendous assets to the group,” noted McCotter, “Robin and Harry are both passionate about the lake and their background talents merit their position.”

   LAAC is a tri-county organization (Louisa, Orange and Spotsylvania) formed by County mandate to advise them on all things Lake Anna. Priority duties for LAAC includes maintaining the lake’s extensive buoy system and managing hydrilla.

   Robin and her husband, Garnie purchased land on Lake Anna in Gold Mine Creek in 1981 and built a house in 1987. They moved to Lake Anna full-time in 1993. Horne served on the Louisa County School Board for eight years and was the past chair of the Louisa County Agricultural Fair. She has served on the board of the Louisa County Chamber of Commerce and the Louisa Historical Society. She has been Chairman of the Louisa County Republican Party for the last four years.

     Looney is a retired U.S. Army officer who served 20 years as an artilleryman and space operator. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Engineering and received his Master’s degree in Space Operations from the Air Force Institute of Technology in Dayton, Ohio. 

  After retiring from the Army, he joined a defense contractor and continued his focus on space acquisition and space operations supporting multiple agencies in the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community.

    In 2002, Harry founded New World Solutions, a defense technical services company, and managed it until its sale to a mid-tier defense contractor in 2016.  Harry is now fully retired and he and his wife, Marci, live at Lake Anna on Contrary Creek. 

  Harry is an active volunteer in the community. He currently serves as the Water Quality Program Manager and Co-Chair of the Water Quality Committee for the Lake Anna Civic Association (LACA). He also supports the West Point Admissions Department as a member of the academy’s “Field Force”- a group of graduates and former cadets that work with high school students, teachers, and counsellors to ensure candidates have a local point of contact to talk to about the admissions process, cadet life, and why they should consider an Army career. Harry was appointed by the Louisa County Board of Supervisors in 2024 to a four-year term as a citizen representative to the LAAC. Harry also serves as the Chair of LAAC’s Environmental Subcommittee.

  LAAC meets every other month in the Louisa County Administrative Building on the fourth Thursday at 6:30 pm. There are nine members, a supervisor from each county, two citizen representatives from Louisa and Spotsylvania, one from Orange and one from Dominion Energy.