About Region 8

Region 8 consists of the cities of Buena Vista, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Staunton, Waynesboro, Winchester; and the counties of Augusta, Bath, Clarke, Frederick, Highland, Page, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Shenandoah, and Warren.

The Shenandoah Valley Partnership serves as Region 8’s leading support organization, with additional support from the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission, the Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission, and the Shenandoah Valley Workforce Development Board.  These support organizations collectively provide administrative services and fiduciary oversight for activities related to GO Virginia in Region 8.

Region 8 At-A-Glance

528,945
Total Population
248,553
Total Employment
3.7%
Unemployment Rate
$40,199
Per Capita Income

Trade, Transportation, and Utilities
Education and Health Services
Manufacturing

Largest Employer Sectors

Council Members

George Pace, Chair
Chris Kyle, Vice Chair
Jon Alger
Devon Anders
Stacy Barrett
Kathlynn Brown
John Downey
Joanie Eiland
Tracy Fitzsimmons
Frank Friedman
Dilton Gibbs
Mike Goertzen
Mike Keyser
John King
Connie Loughhead
Gwen Malone
Keith May
Jill McGlaughlin
Mark Merrill
Kathy Moore
Dennis Morris
John Neff
Fulton Sensabaugh
J.J. Smith
Jeff Stapel
Robin Sullenberger
Rick Till
Judith Trumbo

Regional Resources

Websites:

Additional Points of Contact:

  • Bonnie Riedesel
    Executive Director, Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission
    bonnie@cspdc.org
    540-885-5174
  • Brandon Davi
    Executive Director, Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission
    bdavis@nsvregion.org
    540-636-8800
  • Sharon Johnson
    CEO, Shenandoah Valley Workforce Development Board
    sjohnson@valleyworkforce.com
    540-649-4322

Documents:

Recent News

Shenandoah Valley Partnership
September 24, 2017
Daily News Record
September 15, 2017
The Winchester Star
September 14, 2017
 

Contact

Carrie Chenery
Executive Director
Shenandoah Valley Partnership
E-mail
540-568-3259

Notice: The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is the state agency responsible for administering the GO Virginia program. Any documents supplied on this page are sourced directly from DHCD. Please forward any administrative questions to DHCD.