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Welcome New and Reappointed Board Members
Welcome New and Reappointed Board Members
On August 21, Governor Northam announced appointments to the VRA Board of Directors. VRA is excited to welcome these two newly-appointed members.

Bill Kittrell is Deputy State Director of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in Virginia, an environmental non-profit organization founded in 1951. TNC has a goal of creating a world where people and nature can thrive together and now operates in 70 countries across the globe. Mr. Kittrell began his career at TNC in 1990 and has worked in communities across western and Southwest Virginia, helping to protect natural resources, while balancing the needs of the many residents across the region who depend on agriculture for their livelihood. Mr. Kittrell has degrees in biology and economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

"Protecting Virginia's natural resources is a priority for this Administration and has been fundamental for VRA since inception. VRA continues to support projects that promote healthy waterways for which conservation efforts are key. We are thrilled by the appointment of Mr. Kittrell to the Board. Welcome!" ~Stephanie Hamlett

Charlette Woolridge currently serves as County Administrator for Brunswick County, overseeing the County’s daily operations. Earlier in her career, Dr. Woolridge worked for the City of Richmond. Dr. Woolridge brings a wealth of valuable local government experience to the Board, having worked in a variety of senior-level positions over the last quarter-century. Dr. Woolridge is active in her community and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center and as Chair of Virginia’s Growth Alliance, among other commitments. Dr. Woolridge earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Virginia Union University; Masters level Certificate in Public Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University; a Masters in General Administration from Central Michigan University; and a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.

"Dr. Woolridge comes to the VRA Board with a broad experience in local government. Her service in both urban and rural localities is an invaluable perspective. VRA is excited for Dr. Woolridge to join the Board. Welcome!" ~Stephanie Hamlett

VRA congratulates those Board members who were reappointed and is excited to continue to have their expertise:

Mary B. Bunting is the City Manager of Hampton. Ms. Bunting serves as a member of VRA's Audit and Budget Committees.

Cecil R. Harris, Jr. is the retired Hanover County Administrator. Mr. Harris serves as Vice-Chair of the VRA Board of Directors, Chair of the Budget Committee and a member of the Personnel Committee.

Finally, VRA thanks those members, Jennifer Bowles and Reggie Gordon, who are rolling off the Board and wants to recognize their leadership and many contributions to VRA and its local government borrowers.

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