About GO Virginia Region 8

Regional Council

Region 8 consists of the cities of Buena Vista, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Staunton, Waynesboro, Winchester; and the counties of Augusta, Bath, Clarke, Frederick, Highland, Page, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Shenandoah, and Warren.

The Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission serves as Region 8’s leading support organization, with additional support from the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission and the Shenandoah Valley Partnership.  These support organizations collectively provide administrative services and fiduciary oversight for activities related to GO Virginia in Region 8.

Regional Council Members

Council Member Affiliation Sector Represented Committee(s)
Chris Kyle Shentel Large Business Executive
Dr. Kim Blosser Laurel Ridge Community College Higher Education Grant Review
Devon Anders InterChange Group Large Business Grant Review
Emily Marlow Beck Marlow Auto Group Large Business Grant Review
Janet Clarke Clarke Consulting, LLC. Small Business Executive Committee
Robin Crowder Retired K-12 Superindendent K-12 Education Growth & Diversification
Dottie Day Navy Federal Credit Union Large Business TBD
Ashley Driver AD Engineering Large Business Grant Review
Randy Doyle Shenandoah Valley Workforce Development Board Workforce Development TBD
Dr. Tracy Fitzsimmons Shenandoah University Higher Education Grant Review (Chair)
Mike Goertzen Serco, Inc. Large Business Grant Review
John Graves Luray Caverns Small Business TBD
Conrad Helsley NSVRC Board Regional Planning Entity TBD
Lai Lee High Meadow Strategies, LLC Small Business Executive Committee
Keith May Cottonwood Commercial Large Business N/A
Mary McDermott Shenandoah Valley Angel Investors Non-Profit Grant Review
Mark Merrill Valley Health System (Retired) Retired Health Professional Executive Chairman
Kathy Moore Moore Public Relations Small Business Marketing & Communications
Doug Moyer Sentara RMH Medical Center Non-Profit Grant Review
Yolanda Shields Yesbuilds Small Business Executive Vice-Chair
Bruce Simms Virginia Regional Transit Public TBD
Mike Stolarz UTS Systems Large Business Executive Committee
Robin Sullenberger Highland County Economic Development Authority Retired Economic Developer TBD
Dr. Anthony Tongen James Madison University Higher Education TBD
Dr. Dave Urso Blue Ridge Community College Higher Education TBD

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