- Report Published -
|Annual Report of the Center for Rural Virginia (2005)|
|Center for Rural Virginia|
|§ 2.2-2723 (A.10.)|
|In 2005, the Center for Rural Virginia was in its formative stages with a focus on establishing an organization to evaluate the needs and opportunities for rural Virginia. The Center is made up of local leaders who are committed to the communities they serve and legislators who represent rural citizens. They serve as a link between the citizens and local government to foster sustainable economic growth in rural Virginia. |
The Center’s goal is to generate solutions that empower local governments and the private sector to work together. What ever the issue, the Center’s mission is to assemble good information, facilitate debate and build a consensus at the local level to create coordinated policy and economic action by:
• Creating partnerships that will advocate for rural focused public policies
• Fostering effective rural community leadership
• Promoting the attributes of rural Virginia
• Serving as the primary clearing house for issues of concern to rural Virginia and the entire state
Our support in dollars, ideas and votes are the key to getting the job done. The Center draws from grassroots to government across the Commonwealth and looks for outreach opportunities that will improve the quality of life for citizens in non-urban areas.
As the organization grows, we plan to have a strong cross-section of public and private supporters who are pro-actively involved in the Revitalization of Rural Virginia.