Horsepasture District

Debra Buchanan

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Debra Buchanan is the Horsepasture District Supervisor, and has served on the Board since 1996. Her current term expires on December 31, 2023. She is the owner of Debra's Antiques & Collectibles in the Horsepasture District.  She has two grown children.

Ms. Buchanan currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Horsepasture Rescue Squad,  the Community Advisory Panel at Patrick Henry Correctional Unit #28, the Board of Local Elected Officials (LEO), and a member of the Fieldale Festival Committee.  Previously she served on the Henry/Martinsville Social Services Board for two terms, the Fieldale Housing Rehabilitation Board as Chairperson, and Horsepasture Rescue Squad.

In 2011, she was appointed by Governor McDonnell to the Virginia Workforce Council. 

In 1996, Ms. Buchanan started the "Coat Drive for Kids" in the Horsepasture District.  It has since became a County-wide outreach program that provides coats to children in need.  Over 10,000 coats have been distributed as part of this project.  In 2000, she started the "Shoes for the Soul" project that provides brand new tennis shoes to children in need.

In 1996, she began holding community meetings to provide information to and receive feedback from the residents of the Horsepasture District.  

Mrs. Buchanan is currently a member of the Horsepasture Ruritan Club where she has previously served on the Board of Directors and as President of the organization.  The Horsepasture Ruritan Club has recognized Ms. Buchanan service to the community by awarding her the "Tom Downing" award, which is the highest award given for outstanding community service and the "Ruritan of the Year" award  for outstanding service to the club and community.

Ms. Buchanan attends Hillcrest Baptist Church.

She can be contacted by calling (276) 957-1394 or through the County Administrator's Office at (276) 634-4601. Her email address is