Activist Tom Redd has been named grand marshal for the 35th annual Crab Carnival.
Redd grew up in West Point where he attended West Point public schools and graduated in 1968.
Redd attended St. Andrews Presbyterian College and graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1973.
As a two-year liver transplant survivor, he is very active in supporting the University of Virginia and the Charles O. Strickler Transplant Center. For the past two years, with a tremendous amount of help from the community, he has held two golf tournaments and raised over $10,000 dollars for the UVA Transplant Patient Assistance Fund.
He and wife Theresa Norman Redd have two children Chad Redd and Courtney Chalmers. Redd enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He also enjoys playing golf, boating or just relaxing on the river.
Redd is very active in the West Point community. He is a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in West Point. In 1986, Redd was elected to the West Point Town Council where he served for two years before being elected to the King William County Board of Supervisors.
He served the citizens of West Point for 28 years on the Board of Supervisors. While a member of the Board he served on the King William Social Services Board as well as several special projects. Redd currently serves on the Wetlands Board and the BZA for the Town of West Point.
He was a member of the US Army National Guard for 11 years and attained the rank of Sergeant First Class.