About Region 1

Region 1 consists of the cities of Bristol, Galax, and Norton; and the counties of Bland, Buchanan, Carroll, Grayson, Lee, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, and Wythe.

UVA at Wise serves as Region 1’s support organization. The support organization will provide fiduciary oversight and administrative services for activities related to GO Virginia in Region 1.

Region 1 At-A-Glance

Total Population
Total Employment
Unemployment Rate
Per Capita Income

Trade, Transportation, and Utilities
Local Government
Education and Health Services

Largest Employer Sectors

Council Members

Mike Quillen, Chairman
Ron McCall, Vice-Chairman
Moir Beamer
Kyra Bishop
Sam Cassell
Cathy St. Clair
Lois Clark
George Cridlin
Allan Funk
David Leonard
Donna Henry
Josh Lewis
Duane Miller
David Olive
Jeff Perrigan
Beth Rhineheart
Dean Sprinkle
Travis Staton
Mike Stollings
Joe Gary Street

Regional Resources

Recent News

Bristol Herald Courrier
November 15, 2017
The Roanoke Times
October 9, 2017


Shannon Blevins

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.