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

Total Population
Total Employment
Unemployment Rate
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



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




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



Shannon Holland

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.