About Region 9

Region 9 consists of the city of Charlottesville; and the counties of Albemarle, Culpeper, Fauquier, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, Orange, and Rappahannock.

The Central Virginia Partnership for Economic Development serves as Region 9’s support organization. The support organization will provide fiduciary oversight and administrative services for activities related to GO Virginia in Region 9.

Region 9 At-A-Glance

432,939
Total Population
208,404
Total Employment
2.6%
Unemployment Rate
$48,154
Median Income Level

Light Manufacturing
Biotechnology and Biomedicine
Food and Beverage Manufacturing
IT and Communications
Financial and Business Services

Regional Priority Industry Clusters

Council Members

PRIVATE SECTOR MEMBERS

 

Chair: Ed Scott, Co-Founder, Eco-Septix Alliance and former Member, VA House of Delegates
Vice Chair: Ed Dalrymple, Jr., President, Cedar Mountain Stone
Mansour Azimipour, President, A & K Realty
Jim Cheng, CAV Angels and former Virginia Secretary of Commerce & Trade
Yolunda Harrell, Co-Owner, Taste of Home
Tom Click, President & CEO, Patriot Industries
Brian Cole, Executive Site Lead, LexisNexis
Ray Knott, Senior Vice President–Market Executive, Atlantic Union Bank
Kurt Krueger, Partner, McGuireWoods, LLC
Alicia Pitorri, Senior Vice President Relationship Manager, Bank of America
Felix Sarto-Kantanka, External Affairs Manager, Dominion Energy Services, Inc.
Liz Walters, Human Capital Manager, Bingham & Taylor

 

PUBLIC SECTOR MEMBERS

 

Educational Institutions
S. Pace Lochte, Assistant Vice President for Economic Development, University of Virginia
Kim Blosser, President, Lord Fairfax Community College
Jan Gullickson, President, Germanna Community College

 

Elected Officials
The Hon. Jim Crozier, Supervisor, Orange County
The Hon. Tony O’Brien, Supervisor, Fluvanna County

 

Locality Administrators
Christian Goodwin, County Administrator, Louisa County
Paul McCulla, County Administrator, Fauquier County

 

Regional Commission Directors
Chip Boyles, Executive Director, Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission
Patrick Mauney, Executive Director, Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission

 

Local Economic Development
Miles Friedman, Director of Economic Development, Fauquier County
Andy Wade, Director of Economic Development, Louisa County

Regional Resources

Recent News

 

Contact

Shannon Holland
E-mail
434-979-5610

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.