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September
2014

Class of 2014 Visits Southwest Virginia


Since our initial meeting, I have been anticipating our LEAD VIRGINIA session in Southwest Virginia. I have had the unique opportunity to work with many of the visionaries in the area as they leverage a rich culture and breathtaking beauty to establish the region as a tourism destination like no other. Our session's co-chairs - Shannon Blevins, Director of Economic Development, The University of Virginia's College at Wise and LEAD VIRGINIA Class of 2008; Glen "Skip" Skinner, Executive Director, LENOWISCO Planning District Commission and LEAD VIRGINIA Class of 2008; and Art Mead, Assistant Director, Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service and LEAD VIRGINIA Class of 2007 - put together an outstanding agenda that allowed our class to sample the creative culture, transitioning economy, and incredible people that make up Southwest Virginia. 
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