About Region 6

Region 6, also known as the Mary Ball Washington Regional Council, consists of the city of Fredericksburg; and the counties of Caroline, Essex, Gloucester, King and Queen, King George, King William, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, Northumberland, Richmond, Spotsylvania, Stafford, and Westmoreland.

The George Washington Regional Commission serves as Region 6’s support organization. The support organization will provide fiduciary oversight and administrative services for activities related to GO Virginia in Region 6.

Region 6 At-A-Glance

Total Population
Total Employment
Unemployment Rate
Median Income Level

Aquaculture, Commercial Fishing and Seafood Processing
Forestry/Wood Products/Paper
IT and Data Centers
Logistics and Distribution
Professional Services

Regional Priority Industry Clusters

Council Members

William Beale, Chair
Wally Beauchamp
Lou Belcher
Bruce Davis
Jackie Davis
Val Foulds
Steve Goodall
Stephanie Heinatz
Lisa Hull
Kim McClellan
Morgan Quicke
Anne Richardson
Bryan Taliaferro
John Wells
Kimberly Young

Regional Resources

Recent News



Jennifer Morgan
Economic Development Coordinator

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.