VACo held its fifth 2018 Regional Meeting on July 24 in the center of VACo’s Region 10 – beautiful Pittsylvania County. On a sunny Tuesday afternoon, more than 30 county supervisors and administrators from counties across the region gathered at the Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex to discuss challenges and opportunities while learning from one another.
Pittsylvania County Board Chair Bob Warren welcomed visitors to the county and shared the story of the Agricultural Complex and its usefulness to the region. A consistent highlight of these meetings is the opportunity to observe meaningful development in Virginia’s counties.
A key component of each Regional Meeting is the dialogue among county officials about the local challenges they seek to resolve. Region 10 Meeting attendees discussed their concerns with education funding, the opioid epidemic, transportation funding, economic development, the expansion of Medicaid, and broadband in rural communities. County officials learned about the concerns and successes of neighboring counties and gained valuable insight from each other.
Craig Herndon, Vice Chancellor for Workforce Development at Virginia’s Community Colleges system, was the guest speaker. Herndon discussed the success of workforce development initiatives such as the New Economy Workforce Credential Grant Program recently made available at Virginia’s Community Colleges. This new program has changed the lives of many Virginians, and it’s exciting to watch its progress. Read more about the New Economy Workforce Credential Grant Program by visiting Virginia’s Community Colleges website at www.vccs.edu/workforce.
We thank our sponsors and partners for attending the meeting and for making these events possible!
VACo Contact: Angela Inglett