The 2023 Southern Virginia Regional Housing Summit served as a dynamic platform for six thriving localities to showcase the latest breakthroughs in residential housing development. The primary objective of the summit was to inspire the development of fresh residential housing projects. By uniting experts from diverse sectors, our aim was to nurture partnerships that went beyond traditional boundaries and explored innovative prospects. Collectively, we charted a course toward a more vibrant and dynamic future for housing in Southern Virginia.
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If you couldn’t make it to the event, you have the option to watch the entire recorded video provided below.
Powerpoint presentations are accessible from all speakers.
Chmura Housing Study – Patrick Clapp, Economist, Chmura Economics & Analytics
Regional Opportunities for Development
Update on Regional Growth – Corrie Bobe, Chair, Southern Virginia Regional Alliance
City of Danville – Susan McCulloch, Division Director of Housing & Development
Pittsylvania County – Emily Ragsdale, Director of Community Development
City of Martinsville – Aaron Rawls, Vice Mayor
Patrick County – Patrick Cooper, Director of Economic Development
Henry County – Lee Clark, Director of Zoning & Inspections
Halifax County – Kristy Johnson, Executive Director Industrial Development Authority
City of Martinsville – Five Points and BB&T Building, Dewitt House
Halifax County – Tultex and Halifax Elementary School, Edwin Gaskin
City of Danville – Monument Berryman and Stewart Street, Rory Dowling
Pittsylvania County – Axton Housing Development, Tom Gallagher
Keynote: Elizabeth A. Palen; Director of the Virginia Housing Commission
Larissa Deedrich, Executive Director, Danville Redevelopment & Housing Authority
Chris McNamara, Strategic Housing Office – Economic Development, Virginia Housing
Tory McGowan, Program Manager – Real Estate Office, Virginia Department of Housing & Community Development
Laurette Tucker, Rural Business Specialist, United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development
Trevor Nelson, Consultant – Project Finance Team, Cherry Bekaert
The summit was sponsored by 31 businesses.