Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation Board | Mission

The purpose of the Foundation is to encourage the economic development of Southwest Virginia through the expansion of cultural and natural heritage ventures and initiatives related to tourism and other asset-based enterprises, include the Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace, The Crooked Road, ‘Round the Mountain, and other related cultural and natural heritage organizations and venues that promote entrepreneurial and employment opportunities.

SalutationNameServing AsCommunity
SenatorCharles Carrico, Sr.Trustee, SenateGalax
SenatorBen ChafinTrustee, SenateLebanon
DelegateJames Will MorefieldTrustee, House of DelegatesNorth Tazewell
DelegateCharles PoindexterTrustee, House of DelegatesGlade Hill
DelegateSam RasoulTrustee, House of DelegatesRoanoke
Mr.William SmithCitizenWytheville
Mr.Dean ChiapettoCitizenFloyd
Mr.Kevin ByrdTrustee, Planning DistrictRadford
Mr.Duane MillerTrustee, Planning DistrictDuffield
Ms.Cathy LoweTrustee, AbingdonAbingdon
Ms.Robyn RainesTrustee, Washington CountyAbingdon
Ms.Ellen ReynoldsTrustee, Round the MountainWytheville
Ms.Lou Ann Jesse-WallaceTrustee, Round the MountainSt. Paul
Mr.David RotenizerTrustee, Round the MountainRocky Mount
Ms.Amanda ParrisTrustee, Round the MountainHillsville
Ms.Lisa AldermanTrustee, Commission for the ArtsWytheville
Mr.Charlie WhiteEx officio, President - VHCCAbingdon
Mr.Larry YatesEx Officio, Chair - The Crooked RoadHaysi
Mr.Nancy BrooksEx Officio, Chair - Round the Mountain
Mr.Erik JohnstonEx Officio, Director - DHCDRichmond
Ms.Rita McClennyEx, Officio, Director - VTCRichmond
Mr.David MatlockEx Officio, ED - SWVAHECAbingdon
M. WrightNon Board MemberCommonwealth of Virginia
R RamseyNon Board MemberCommonwealth of Virginia
Rob GoldsmithNon Board MemberPeople, Inc
The Friends of Southwest Virginia works across a 19 county, four city and 53 town region to preserve, promote and present the cultural and natural assets, click here for more information on visiting our region.