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REGION NINE

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Program Contact
Helen Cauthen
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Region Nine includes the counties of Albemarle, Culpeper, Fauquier, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, Orange, and Rappahannock; and the city of Charlottesville.


REGIONAL COUNCIL

The Regional Council is a certified entity by the State Board that will propose projects and ensure accountability for the use of funds used to support projects endorsed by the Council. The intent of the regional structure is to provide an incentive for regions to collaborate in order to diversify the economy and create high paying jobs in the region.    

Regional Councils are business led and include individuals from a variety of sectors; education, government, civic or community leaders, economic and workforce development professionals, local government officials, regional planning entities and nonprofits.  

The Region Nine Council is currently led by Chair Brian Cole and Vice Chair Tom Click and includes the following 21 council members: Fitzgerald Barnes, Chip Boyles, Suzanne Brooks, Steve Carter, Jim Cheng, Ed Dalrymple, Jr., Bryan David, Gary Deal, Frank Friedman, Miles Friedman, Janet Gullickson,  Steve De Jong, Raymond Knott, Patrick Mauney, Leigh Middleditch Jr., David Pettit, Steve Ray, Ed Scott, Elizabeth Smith, Teresa A. Sullivan and Andy Wade.

The Regional Council is a certified entity by the State Board that will propose projects and ensure accountability for the use of funds used to support projects endorsed by the Council. The intent of the regional structure is to provide an incentive for regions to collaborate in order to diversify the economy and create high paying jobs in the region.


SUPPORT ORGANIZATION

A regional council must be affiliated with or supported by a new or existing organization whose purposes and competencies include collaborative planning, economic development or workforce activities within the region. Region Nine is supported by the Central Virginia Partnership for Economic Development, led by Helen Cauthen. The purpose of the support organization is to provide fiduciary oversight and administrative services for the activities funded by monies received from Virginia Growth and Opportunity Fund (VGOF). The support organization operates with the advice and consent of the regional council.    


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