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Local Decision Makers Will Convene for Third Annual State of the Community

The Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce invites local leaders to discuss the regional economy at the Chamber’s third annual State of the Community event, February 15 at the CODE building in downtown Charlottesville.

Executive leaders of the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County, a regional economic expert, and a panel of local businesspeople will share insights on the business climate and opportunities in the upcoming year.

“The State of the Community brings regional stakeholders together to spark ideas for innovation and collaboration,” said Interim Chamber President & CEO Rebecca Ivins. “It’s a unique networking and learning opportunity for community members who want to make a positive impact on our regional economy.”

Event registration is now open. Click here to register.

The event will take place in the Irving Theater from 8am to 10am. Admission, which includes a buffet breakfast, is $50 for Chamber members and $65 for non-members.

Event Agenda and Panelists

The State of the Community will be moderated by Public Policy Committee Chairwoman Dr. Mariane Asad Doyle, Executive Director of the Center for Nonprofit Excellence.

Economic Outlook – Joseph Mengedoth, Regional Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

The State of Charlottesville – Sam Sanders, City Manager, City of Charlottesville

The State of Albemarle County – Jeff Richardson, County Executive, Albemarle County

Perspectives from Local Leaders – panelists include:

  • Aqura Nicholson, Owner and Coach, All the Plans
  • Courtney Cacatian, Executive Director, Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Abdi Somo, Chief Administrative Officer, University of Virginia Medical Center
  • Moderated by: Donna Price, 2023 Chair, Albemarle County Board of Supervisors