The Shenandoah Valley GO Virginia Regional Council has been named and held its first meeting on April 3rd. The 28-member Council represents large and small business, higher ed and k-12 education, elected officials, local government and economic workforce development entities. The majority of the Council is private sector as required by the state. At its organizational meeting, Mr. George Pace, Shenandoah Valley Angel Investors, was elected Chairman and Mr. Chris Kyle, Shentel, was elected Vice-chair. Mr. Frank Friedman, Chairman of the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission will serve on the Council representing local government in the CSPDC region. To see a full list of the Regional Council, please click here.
The Regional Council will be responsible for completing an economic growth and diversification plan, overseeing the GO Virginia program in the region, soliciting applications for projects within the region and recommending projects to the Go Virginia State Board for funding.