Leadership Metro Richmond announces Class of 2017

Leadership Metro Richmond this week announced its class of 2017 – community leaders from the region selected to participate in its flagship program – Leadership Quest. The 69-member class will participate in a ten-month program, starting in September, that focuses on regional issue topics and community leadership development.

Members of the class are:

Emily Ashley, Chesterfield County, Dept. of Fire & EMS; Jerry Baker, W.E. Bowman Construction, Inc.; Nicole Barr, Union Bank & Trust; Diane M. Beirne, The Woman's Club; James Blau, Call Federal Credit Union; Stacy Buchanan, WestRock; Carter E. Buxbaum, flex Finance; Leslie M. Carter, Dominion; William H. Carter, SunTrust Bank; Paulin Cheatham, Dominion; Eva Colen, 50CAN; John Cooper, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond; Jeannette Cordor, The Faces of HOPE of Virginia; M. Tyler Crone, TowneBank; Alexandra B. Cunningham, Hunton & Williams LLP; Dorian Daniels, Community Volunteer; I. David Daniels, City of Richmond, Fire & Emergency Services; Stephen Davenport, VCU, Office of the President; Gwendolyn Davis, Wells Fargo; Marcia DuBois, Virginia Dept. of Aging & Rehabilitative Services; Colleen Ewing, McGuire Medical Center; Stefanie Fedor, Visual Arts Center of Richmond; Molly T. Fuller, Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia; Sara Griebel, Capital One; B. Anthony Hall, Henrico County, Economic Development; Teena Hamlin, Sustainable Food Solutions, ECEA Inc.; Paul Hendricks, Virginia Credit Union; Daphne Hill, Communicate to Elevate, LLC; A. Barton Hinkle, Richmond Times-Dispatch; Brandon Hinton, Henrico County; Barbara Jacocks, Richmond Regional Planning District Commission; Theresa Johnson, YMCA of Greater Richmond; Joseph Jones, Virginia Community Development Corporation; Carol Jones-Gilbert, Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority; Suzanne Keeley, Communities in Schools of Richmond; Sarah M. Kim, The Valentine; Renee Knight, Ezibu Muntu African Dance & Cultural; Thanhhung Le, WestRock; Lee Lester, Williams Mullen; Frank Macrina, Virginia Credit Union; William Mawyer, Henrico County; Alyssa H. McBride, All Saints Catholic School; Martha Merritt, University of Richmond; Jamal Miles, Wells Fargo; Sandra Miller, Community Volunteer; Chasity Miller, CarMax; Janet Ann Nelson, Nelson Coaching & Consulting, LLC; May Nivar, Altria; T. Sean O'Hara, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond; Lorae Ponder, HomeAgain; Mike Pressendo, United Network for Organ Sharing; Garet Prior, Town of Ashland; Brooke Purcell, Hirschler Fleischer; Nelson Reveley, Community Volunteer Kimberly Russell, The Community Foundation, Inc.; Jeffrey Scharf, Taxing Authority Consulting Services, PC; Jean Segner, SunTrust Mortgage; Matthew Shapiro, 6 Wheels Consulting; Clare Sisisky, Collegiate School; Natasha Stevens, Bon Secours Health System; Maria O. Tabb, Genworth Financial; Margaret Taylor, Richmond Technology Council; Linda Tissiere, YWCA Richmond; Renae Townsend, Goochland County Public Schools; Rebecca Tres, WellsColeman; James Wallace, Virginia Community Capital; Sarah Whiting, St. John's Church Foundation; Christopher Winslow, Chesterfield County, Board of Supervisors; Courtney W. Worrell, Richmond Memorial Health Foundation.
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State Police urge motorists to #MoveOver during Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day signifies the official start of summer, and Virginia State Police officials are urging motorists to "do what’s right when they see lights" and move over.

The “Move Over” law is a lifesaving law intended to protect public safety professionals and highway workers who help to maintain the safety of the Commonwealth’s roads. State Police are using the #MoveOver hashtag on social media to promote the law. > Read more.

Henrico to hold June 8 open house on Route 5 Corridor/Marion Hill study

The Henrico County Planning Department will hold an open house Thursday, June 8 for residents and other members of the public to provide input for a study of the Route 5 Corridor/Marion Hill areas.

The open house will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Varina Area Library, 1875 New Market Road. The meeting’s informal structure will allow the public to attend at their convenience and to ask questions and discuss the study one on one with Planning staff. > Read more.

Henrico real estate staying strong despite low inventory

The Henrico real estate market has been relatively strong for the past month, despite a lower amount of inventory, according to data from Long and Foster Real Estate.

In the past month, 408 homes have been sold in Henrico, which is 2 percent less than were sold in the same timeframe in 2016.

Last year the median sale prices for Henrico homes was $219,975, whereas this month it's up to $232,500, a 6 percent increase. Which means half of the homes in Henrico are priced above $232,500 and half are priced below. > Read more.

Smither named director of Henrico’s Department of Finance

Henrico County Manager John A. Vithoulkas has appointed Edward N. “Ned” Smither Jr. to serve as director of the Department of Finance, effective July 1.

Smither has served Henrico since 2013 as director of the Accounting Division in Finance. He will succeed Eugene H. Walter, who has delayed his retirement until June 30 to ensure an orderly transition within the department.
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State honors EMS officials this week

There were nearly 1.5 million emergency medical services calls and 4,063 incidents per day in Virginia just last year.

This week, May 21-27, declared as National EMS week by Gov. Terry McAuliffe, recognizes the more than 34,000 EMS personnel and 631 agencies in the state and commends their efforts and commitment to Commonwealth citizens.
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The Richmond Moms Blog will present BLOOM, an event for new and expecting moms, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Woman’s Hospital at Henrico Doctors’, 1602 Skipwith Rd. The event will include gourmet snacks, a mocktail bar, fun photo wall, expert panel moderated by mom and news anchor Sarah Bloom, neck and shoulder massages, swag bags from local artisans and businesses and more. Tickets are $35. For details, visit http://tinyurl.com/BloomRichmond. Full text

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