Our Lead Virginia class experienced Virginia’s incredibly rich history, economic diversity and cultural wealth. We also saw the wide range of challenges facing each region, the social inequities, and the growing disparity in income due to access to available resources. We met some of the most amazing leaders in Virginia, whose creative ideas are moving the Commonwealth forward in unexpected ways. Best of all, we made friends with leaders from all over Virginia who share a commitment to improving the lives of all Virginians. These are now friends for life. I feel especially fortunate, in being a scholarship recipient, to be a member of the Class of 2013. Lead Virginia is a unique and exceptional adventure. Thank you for making this possible for me.
Valerie Palamountain, Dean of Workforce Services, Piedmont Virginia Community College, Charlottesville
Lead Virginia Class of 2013